Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's children will not have the same last name as royal family

Published August 01, 2018

Following their nuptials earlier this year it's very possible that the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thinking about babies.

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have previously spoken about their desire to have a family.

But should any tiny Royals arrive for the couple, there'll be one noticeable difference between them and their cousins George, Louis and Charlotte.

Because they will likely have different last names. 

In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, center, in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday May 19, 2018. Others in photo from left, back row, Jasper Dyer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Doria Ragland, Prince William; center row, Brian Mulroney, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Rylan Litt, John Mulroney; front row, Ivy Mulroney, Florence van Cutsem, Zalie Warren, Remi Litt. (Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP)

The royal family wedding potrait taken after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19th Windsor Castle nuptials.  (AP)

Despite them all historically sharing the last name Mountbatten-Windsor, as direct descendants of The Queen, it is most likely they will take the name Sussex.

When William and Harry were at school, they were known as William and Harry Wales - a consequence of their dad being Prince Charles of Wales.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday July 10, 2018. The royal couple are on a two day visit to Ireland.

The newlyweds are rumored to have royal babies on the mind, but their children will not share the same last name as the rest of the royal family.  (AP)

And Kensington Palace confirmed George would be known as George Cambridge on the school register - his dad is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

So it's likely any future children Harry and Meghan have will adopt the last name Sussex.

We previously explained why Royals have the last names they do - and revealed The Royal Family did not even use last names until 1917.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.