Prince Harry Requests to Be Called Just ‘Harry’ During Scotland Event

Prince Harry is embracing some major changes during his current visit to the U.K.—including one to his name. 

On Wednesday, the Duke of Sussex gave a speech at a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland.

While introducing him at the conference, host Ayesha Hazarika told the crowd, “He’s made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry.” How casual. 

During the event, Harry spoke about the effects of travel on the environment. He even took an environmentally conscious form of transportation to Scotland: the train. Although Meghan Markle was not in attendance, the pair are scheduled to spend a handful of days in the U.K. for what almost seems like a royal tour of Harry’s home country.

People confirmed with a royal spokesperson a list of official engagements they’ll be attending across the pond in the upcoming weeks. First, Harry will team up with Jon Bon Jovi at a recording session on Friday, February, 28, for a re-recording of his song “Unbroken” with the Invictus Games Choir. The release is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation of which Harry is the founder. 

The duo will also make their first joint appearance at the Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5, and the duke is scheduled to appear at the official opening of the Silverstone Experience, an immersive museum that tells the story of the past, present and future of British motor racing, the following day. 

We guess stepping down as “senior royals” takes the formality out of everything, even your name.