File photo: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Picture: AP
File photo: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Picture: AP

Prince Harry ditches royal last name as he registers Travalyst

By Travel reporter Time of article published Apr 14, 2020

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Prince Harry has reportedly dropped his royal surname after leaving Britain for California, the Daily Mail reported.

According to the report, the Duke of Sussex is listed as Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex, in documents registering new eco-friendly tourism firm Travalyst.

Harry appears to have ditched his HRH title and the royal family name Mountbatten-Windsor. It comes after the royal launched the firm in Edinburgh during one of his final round of engagements as a senior working royal – and asked delegates "just to call him Harry".

When Harry and his wife Meghan launched the organisation in September 2019, they announced the global travel initiative, along with key partners, as a call to action for travellers to have a minimal impact on the environment.

The aim of the campaign is elaborated on: "We want to be the driving force that paves a new way to travel, helping everyone explore our world in a way that protects both people and places, and secures a positive future for destinations and local communities for generations to come."

At the time of launching, Harry explained the importance of sustainable travelling and why it's important to protect the environment: "As tourism inevitably grows, it is critically important to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide; and to balance this growth with the needs of the environment and the local population."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also announced their new charitable foundation named Archewell early last week which is said to replace their Sussex Royal brand.

The pair also have plans to include their own charity as well as a website, as part of their new venture.

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