Archie’s castle created a major rift between Queen and Philip.
Archie and Lilibet, children of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, use the official surname of the royal family as Mountbatten-Windsor. This is because they are not high enough to have an HRH title.
The name is a combination of the royal name Windsor and Prince Philip’s surname Mountbatten.
However, the name was even brought up in parliament, resulting in a rift between the queen and her husband.
It didn’t appear in official documents until 1973, but the complex story behind the name dates back to 1952.
Before his marriage to the Queen and becoming Duke of Edinburgh, Philip’s official title was Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gluksburg families.
Because his name was not considered neutral enough, he adopted the name Mountbatten after his grandparents.
However, when Princess Elizabeth had her first child in 1948, Prince Charles assumed, by tradition, that a small child would be named after him.
And when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, the official surname of the royal family had to be confirmed as Windsor instead of changing to Mountbatten.
It is reported that this issue has become a problem to the extent that it has been discussed in the National Assembly as well.
At the time, Philip said, “I’m just a bloody amoeba. I’m the only person in this country who can’t give their children a name.”