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What is the full name of the queen and why do the royals have many names?

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The Queen of Windsor on her 90th Birthday

Rani actually has a full name (Picture: Samir Hussain / WireImage)

Of course, we all know the queen very well… the queen.

his royal name is QUEEN ELIZABETH II. And it is appropriate to use Her or Her Majesty when referring to or addressing the Queen.

That said, the Queen was not born monarch, and was once (70 years ago now) known as Princess Elizabeth.

Members of the royal family have many first names in addition to their titles and styles. For the same reason, their surnames are rarely used.

So, for those who are wondering, what is Rani’s full name?

What is the full name of the queen?

queen’s full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor,

Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II was named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at birth (Picture: Getty)

A family name through and through, it seems as though the Queen was named for several female relatives.

her mother was also called Elizabeth, She became known as Queen Elizabeth as the wife of her husband, King George VI, and was later named as Queen Mum.

alexandra She is believed to have been inspired by the Queen’s great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra.

Sometimes known as Alexandra of Denmark, she was queen of the UK and other territories from 1901 to 1910 as the wife of her husband, King Edward VII.

My It appears to be a tribute to the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, often referred to as Mary of Take.

The Queen Mother (far left), a young Princess Elizabeth and Queen Mary, on the balcony at the coronation of King George VI (Picture: Fox Photos/Getty)

Her first name was actually Victoria, but she was widely known as Mary, and was queen as the wife of King George V from 1910 to 1936.

Last but not least: Elizabeth is from the House of Windsor, so her surname, if ever used, would be windsor,

It’s not Mountbatten-Windsor, a double-barreled including her late husband Prince Philip’s adopted surname—as it only applies to the couple’s direct descendants, official royal website telling.

Why do members of the royal family have so many first names?

The Queen isn’t the only royal to have many of her surnames.

Prince Charles’ name is Charles Philip Arthur George, and the Queen’s three other children also have multiple names.

Trooping the Color 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their children three names each (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

future king Prince William is William Arthur Philip Louis, while his eldest son is called Prince George Alexander Louis.

Typically, the volume of names is designed to honor the past and present of family members.

Both Charles and William have Philip after Prince Philip in their names – while George was of course the name of the Queen’s father, King George VI.

The Louis is a tribute to the late Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was deeply loved by both Philip and Charles. His name was given to William, who passed it on to his son, Prince Louis Arthur Charles.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is named for both great-grandmother the Queen and late grandmother Diana, Princess of Wales.

Queen Elizabeth II inaugurates her new tube line The Elizabeth Line in London

Many royals have ‘Elizabeth’ in their name, honoring The Queen (Picture: Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Charlotte is also a historically royal name – we previously had a Queen Charlotte – while some think it may have been chosen as a feminine version of Charles.

Many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the queen also carry on the tradition of many tribute names.

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