We are just a few days away from the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle where we will watch Markle go from American actress to... princess?
People all across the globe will be watching the nuptials live (very early for us in the western US) in hopes of having answers to questions they've been wondering since the couple's November engagement announcement.
Some of those questions: Will Markle's dad walk her down the aisle? What will Markle's dress look like?
According to Google Search Trends, "The Royal Wedding" has been a drastically rising search term since the end of March. Another increasingly searched for topics in the last month include "Meghan Markle wedding dress" and "Thomas Markle."
Another trending search? "Prince Harry full name."
A quick Google search will tell you that the prince's full name is really just four first names: Henry Charles Albert David.
OK, so David is his last name? No. Dig deeper and you'll learn royals don't typically use one and really only members of the Royal Family without titles use the family's surname. In 1960, Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth decided that all of her descendants would carry the name Mountbatten-Windsor (a combination of hers and Prince Philip's family's names).
Harry's current title is "His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales." When Harry was in school he simplified his name by using 'Wales" as his last name as did William when they both served in the British Armed Forces, a royal expert explained to Town & Country. William's son George will follow suit. He is registered at school with the last name Cambridge. His parents even left off last names on their first born's birth certificate.
Chances are Markle will not take Harry's last name when they marry on May 19, seeing as he doesn't even use it! But the two will be designated new titles by Queen Elizabeth. Rumor has it, they will be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Though her new title would be the Duchess of Sussex, we will still know her as Meghan Markle, much like the media still calls the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
And there you have it! Simple, right!?
Who are we kidding? Nothing is simple when it comes to the Royal Family.
One last fun fact, most of the people searching for Prince Harry's full name, according to Google, live in the U.K.