A Complete Guide to the Royal Family’s Middle Names

Most members of the royal family go by their official titles, like the late Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William. But you might be surprised to learn that they were also given middle names when they were born, though their full monikers are rarely used in casual settings. While some royals have two (or more) middle names, the same can’t be said for people like Kate Middleton, who have only one.

To avoid any confusion, we compiled a complete list of the British royal family’s middle names. Keep scrolling for details.

1. Queen Elizabeth

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Middle name(s): Alexandra Mary

Her middle names pay homage to her great grandmother and grandmother, respectively, according to Town & Country.

2. Prince William

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Middle name(s): Arthur Philip Louis

His full name is partially inspired by his late grandpa, Prince Philip.

3. Kate Middleton

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Middle name: Elizabeth

No, her middle name has no relation to Queen Elizabeth.

4. Prince George

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Middle name(s): Alexander Louis

Fit for a (future) king.

5. Princess Charlotte

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Middle name(s): Elizabeth Diana

She’s named after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, natch.

6. Prince Louis

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Middle name(s): Arthur Charles

He has one of the same middle names as his dad, followed by a tribute to Prince Charles.

7. Prince Harry

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Middle name(s): Charles Albert David

What a mouthful.

8. Meghan Markle

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Middle name: Meghan

Fun fact: The duchess’s real name is Rachel Meghan Markle.

9. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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Middle name: Harrison

The moniker means “son of Harry.”

10. Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor

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Middle name: Diana

As you may have guessed, Lilibet's middle name is inspired by Prince Harry's mother.

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