Royal snub! Prince Harry 'drops royal surname'
He's ditched his heritage.
By New Idea
April 14 2020
Prince Harry walked away from his senior royal role last month, and now the Duke has also ditched his royal surname.
The details came to light after Harry registered his new eco-friendly tourism firm Travalyst.
In the registration documents, Harry appears to have ditched both his HRH title and the royal family name Mountbatten-Windsor, and is instead listed as Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex.
Back in February, Prince Harry spoke at a travel summit in Edinburgh and asked delegates to "just call him Harry".
Before he took to the stage the Prince told host Ayesha Hazarika she should introduce him as just "Harry".
"He's made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry," she told the room at the Travalyst event.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals on March 31, and have been living in Canada and the US ever since.
And while the couple had hoped to make a clean break and become financially independent, royal commentator, Angela Mollard says that Harry may already be feeling very isolated and beginning to regret his decision to cut ties with the royals.
"He is someone who is very connected to his family as it is all he has ever known. He had his life with his mum Princess Diana and his dad Prince Charles and then he had his life with them separately when they divorced.
“Then he lost his mum and then he was with his dad and Prince William and the structure of the Royal Family and the work he has done within that, particularly the military work, have been a very stabilising influence in his life.
"He has no connection with that now.”
Angela went on to suggest that Harry likely has very little contact with his family and friends at the moment and may be missing his royal work at the moment, especially as the coronavirus crisis takes hold.
"In fact, of all the times to move apart from the royal family I can imagine that right now he feels tremendously isolated.
"Everybody, of course, is isolated but he is not just isolated from his family he is isolated on the other side of the world.
"He is just with Meghan and their son, they will be having no contact with friends and he can't engage with anything purposeful at the moment.
"Prince Harry has many talents and he has a particular ability at bringing people together and really understanding issues and feeling very passionate about those issues.
"Prince Harry has no real sense of purpose among that at the moment.”
She added that the launch of the couple's new charity venture 'Archewell' will be giving him something to work towards.
"Presumably behind the scenes he and Meghan Markle are working on this charity and what they are going to do going forward.
"But you have to imagine that he is really wondering what he has done and what that might mean for the future."
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