Hi. Sorry to butt in like this but I was hoping someone on your forums could help clear up a discussion a friend and I are having. I also note that discussion about the Prince William is being discouraged. Although my question has arisen due to his posting I hope it is suitably abstract and general to be allowed. Recently The papers have been referring to Prince William as Sub lieutenant Wales. Obviously "Wales" isn't his surname but refers to his title. Is it standard military practice that titled members of society are referred to as such or is this an affectation of the press ? For example was Prince Andrew referred to as Sub Lieutenant York ? I understand that The royal family often use their title in lieu of their actual surname, however I'd be interested to know what the official Navy protocol is and to whom it extends. Many thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light on this subject. Sincerely. Simon.