Prince Harry Says He Has "No Idea Why" People Call Him "Harry" Instead of His Real Name

In case you weren’t already aware, Prince Harry’s real name is not, in fact, Harry. It’s Henry. Or more specifically, “Henry Charles Albert David,” a truly endless string of first names, none of which are Harry. So…why do people call him that? He has no idea.

Harry joked about his name during a chat with winners of the WellChild Awards, while talking to a child named Henry. “My name is Henry as well,” Harry said, via Entertainment Tonight. “But everyone calls me Harry. I have no idea why.” (Side note: Henry also asked Harry about his kids Archie and Lilibet, and he responded “To answer your question, Henry, Archie is very very busy. And Lili is learning to use her voice, which is great.” Cuuuuute.)

Kay, back to Harry’s name. While he’s obviously gone by Harry his entire life, the royals actually do call him “Henry” in formal situations. For example, when Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle was announced, the Palace’s statement read “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle Are Engaged to Be Married.”

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