• Mountbatten-Windsor is the surname of the British royals
  • The name Mountbatten came from Prince Philip
  • Watch our video on how he fought for his family name!

Prince Philip's tragic life continued in 1937, when his sister and her family died in a plane crash. The following year, his uncle died as well.

Prince Philip and the Fight for the Royal Surname 

After the family losses, Prince Philip went to live with another uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and it was this relationship that motivated Prince Philip to later fight for the honour of his surname. 

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, saluting as he resumes his attendance at the Royal Naval Officers School at Kingsmoor, Hawthorn, England, July 31st 1947

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To hear the story of the Mountbatten-Windsor surname, please watch the video above.