Lord Haden-Guest uses the name Christopher Guest when working.
His wife, Lady Haden-Guest, uses the name Jamie Lee Curtis when working.
The heir to the Duke of Devonshire declined to move up to the higher courtesy title of Marquess of Hartington, peffering to remain the Earl of Burlington, is a photographer and works under the name Bill Burlington, even though his legal name is William Cavendish (Courtesy peers are not allowed to include their titles of official documents such as passports, driver's licenses, etc).
Are all these people being dishonest? No, they are drawing a line between their professional lives and their social lives.
What would be so dishonest about Harry choosing a working name? His uncle worked as Edward Windsor before his marriage and as Edward Wessex after it. Harry attended school as Harry Wales. That was the name he used in the military as well.
And an argument could be made that as he is not using the HRH, he needs a surname, and should be using Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Mountbatten-Windsor surname was used by William when he filed a French lawsuit against the magazine Closer.
In the modern age of computers, people need surnames. Even royals. When Anne had to appear in the Magistrates' Court when her dog bit two children, the case was titled titled Regina vs. Anne Elizabeth Alice Laurence.
They especially need surnames in non-monarchial countries.
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