What’s in a name? While the royals are known to be tough in public, the cute nicknames they call each other are a nod to the Firm’s sweet, soft side.
Until her death in September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was often referred to as “Queen” even by members of her family. However, her four children, as well as eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, also changed her official title to a more family one.
Per King Charles III, Princess Anna, Prince Andrew as well as Prince Edwardthey called their late mother “Mama”, as evidenced by their touching tributes after Her Majesty’s death at the age of 96. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip’s grandchildren called their grandmother “Grandmother.”
Prince William as well as Princess KatePrince George’s eldest son, who was born in July 2013 and is third in line to the throne, had a special nickname for his great-grandmother.
“George is only 2 1/2 years old and he calls her Gun Gun,” the Princess of Wales revealed in a 2016 ITV documentary. Our queen at ninety.
As for their grandparents, including the late Princess Diana, William and Prince Harrykids have cute nicknames too.
His five grandchildren – the children of William and Kate, George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as Harry and Meghan Marklethe younger ones, Archie and Lilibet – Charles is known as “Grandpa Wales”. His wife, Queen consort Camillahas the nickname “Gaga”, which she revealed in 2016.
Diana, for her part, is referred to as “Grandma Diana” by the children of William and Harry. Although she died in a car accident decades before the birth of her grandchildren, her memory lives on in the homes of the princes.
“Dear Grandma Diana, I’m thinking of you on Mother’s Day,” Charlotte wrote in a poignant letter to her late grandmother in 2021. – I love you so much. Papa misses you. With love.”
In his Apple TV+ series I that you don’t seeHarry remembered that one of Archie’s son’s first words was “grandmother”, referring to Diana.
“I have a picture of her in his nursery and that was one of the first words he said — besides ‘mom’, ‘dad’, then it was ‘grandmother’. Grandma Diana,” the Duke of Sussex shared in the 2021 documentary series. “It’s very sweet, but at the same time I’m very sad because she should be here.”
Keep scrolling to see all of the royals’ nicknames for each other:
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