When Charles becomes King, what will be the name of the British royal house?
This site, http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page128.asp seems to be saying that the name of the royal house changed from “Hanover” to “Saxe-Coburg-Gotha” because Edward VII’s father was Prince Albert (who was the son of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha).
But according to Cecil at the end of this article, http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_136.html “In 1960 [Elizabeth II] proclaimed that while hers would remain the House of Windsor, her descendants would bear the surname ‘Mountbatten-Windsor.’”
To me, this seems to suggest that when Charles becomes King, the name of the British royal house will remain “Windsor”. Or am I reading that wrong and the name of the royal house will automatically become “Mountbatten-Windsor” when Charles assumes the throne? Or is this entirely up to Charles, who can change (or not change) the royal house name to suit his fancy once he becomes King (similar to how George V changed the name from “Saxe-Coburg-Gotha” to “Windsor” in World War I).