The royal family is already mysterious as it is, so decoding their actual last name has always been a project. So, what is the surname of Prince Harry, Prince William, and the rest of the clan? Although it’s technically Mountbatten-Windsor thanks to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, no one really goes by it — and we’re sure Harry and Meghan Markle‘s kids won’t either.

When it comes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s last name for the future children, there are a few options we think the royal couple could go with. What many royal fans think will happen is the kids will use the last name Sussex because of their parents’ royal titles.

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This is mainly because when Kate and William’s son, Prince George, 5, started school this past fall, it was announced that instead of being “His Royal Highness” he would be George Cambridge after his mother and father’s royal titles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

But that’s not the only option. Since Harry always used the surname Wales like his brother William (their father is Charles, Prince of Wales, so it was out of respect for him), we could see their future son or daughter using the last name Wales. 

Or maybe they will really shake things up (Harry is known for being the more scandalous royal after all) and have their children use the last name Markle after their stunning mama. It’s probably unlikely, but here’s hoping!

Something to consider, however, is that members of the royal family actually rarely ever use a last name anyway. But before we keep worrying about the last name of Meghan and Harry’s future kids, let’s just cross our fingers they will announce they’re expecting sooner rather than later!

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