Is Prince Harry really called Henry? What is Prince Harry's real name?

Prince Harry has captured our hearts over the years, but did you know this fascinating fact about this royal’s name?

Last updated: 17 April 2018 - 5.30pm

Prince Harry is a well-loved member of the royal family and since his engagement to Meghan Markle he has rarely been out of the spotlight. As the prince prepares to take his nuptials and marry fiancé Meghan, we take a look at his real name and the history behind it. How much do you really know about this royal?

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Is Prince Harry really called Henry?

Yes, he is. Harry is a common nickname for royals named Henry. Harry is just a cute nickname Princess Diana gave him as a child.

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What is his full name?

Harry’s full name is Henry Charles Albert David. In the Army, he used Wales as his surname. His full formal title is His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales.

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Who is he named after?

Diana chose the names of both of her sons. Harry’s names are thought to be nods to his father and his great-grandfather Prince Albert, Duke of York, who later became King George VI.

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What are Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte's full names?

Prince Charles’s full name is Charles Philip Arthur George. On their wedding day, Diana said the wrong name while saying her vows, calling  him Philip Charles Arthur George.

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Prince William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis. Prince George’s full name is George Alexander Louis, while his sister’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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