Queen Elizabeth II. In an interview in April 2016 to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, Kate Middleton revealed a sweet detail about her eldest son's relationship with his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. "George is only two-and-a-half and he calls her Gan-Gan," Kate said.
Prince Harry and Prince William call the Queen "Granny" and Prince George calls her "Gan Gan". Even Meghan Markle has a nickname for the monarch, calling her Mama. See, they're just like us...
Prince Philip, who married Elizabeth in 1947, affectionately referred to her as "cabbage". It was revealed in the 2006 movie The Queen when Philip in the film tells his wife to "move over, cabbage". It turned out to be true when biographer Robert Lacey confirmed it to The Sunday Times in 2006.
While Prince William refers to his wife as Catherine while on duty, apparently behind the scenes he called her Poppet. But he's also jokingly said to call her DoD - short for Duchess of Dolittle.
Everyone that isn't an immediate member of the royal family has to refer to the monarch by her official title. That includes politicians, heads of state, and even royalty from other countries. There was, historically, one exception to this rule.
It stuck and came to be used by close relatives. She signed her name as Lilibet on the funeral wreath for one of her closest friends Earl Mountbatten. The Queen's late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, also called her by the nickname.
The Queen's immediate family have called her Lilibet for years and Prince William would refer to her as 'Gary' when he was younger as he couldn't say 'grandma'.
While Kate Middleton is destined to be Queen Consort, she also has to abide by some strange curtsying protocols. Of course, she has to curtsy to the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla, but purportedly she's also obligated to bend the knee to "blood princesses", but this changes when William is present.
Even though Kate's mother-in-law was legendary 'Princess Diana', she is not a princess just because she married Prince William. To become a Princess, one has to be born into the Royal Family such as Prince William and Kate's daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
That's future King Grandpa to you, Duchess. Kate Middleton seemed to have a slip of the tongue during a royal family outing on Friday, calling Prince Charles “Grandpa” in public.
The cute-as-a button nickname proved so popular that according to American biographer Kitty Kelley 'gan'gan' was adopted by Prince Charles, William, and Harry to address their respective great-grandmothers. It is thought the Duchess of Cambridge refers to the Queen as 'Mama'.
During 2019's Christmas celebrations, Princess Charlotte impressed when she made her first curtsy to the Queen, following her mother's example. The royals convened at Sandringham House.
People are loving the Queen's reaction to Prince Charles calling her 'mummy' in a throwback clip of the royals at Her Majesty's 92nd birthday. Giving a speech during the Queen's birthday celebrations at The Royal Albert Hall in 2018, Charles addressed the Queen as 'mummy' - and fans are loving her wholesome reaction.
The young prince calls Prince Charles 'Grandpa Wales', respectfully and sweetly honouring his grandad's official title. Prince George also refers to his father Prince William as 'Pops', although most of the other royals simply call him 'Will' when in private.
Coincidentally, they all call their dad Prince William “Papa,” just as Prince Charles called the late Prince Philip “Papa.” Pa and Papa are sweet, loving nicknames with a storied royal history. So lovely to see Archie part of that tradition.
Prince Philip's cousin, Lady Pamela, explained in Sally's biography: “In England, the upper class always have had separate bedrooms. You don't want to be bothered with snoring or someone flinging a leg around. Then when you are feeling cozy you share your room sometimes. It is lovely to be able to choose.”
When her husband King George VI died in 1952 she was officially re-styled Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. If William dies before Kate and their son Prince George becomes king, Kate will then become the Queen Mother.
Charles' full name is Charles Philip Arthur George, and he could opt to use any of those four names as his regnal name, the Mirror says.
When Prince William becomes king and the duchess becomes Queen consort, she will only technically have to bow to her husband—nobody else—but again, it's unlikely she will actually follow this rule. As for Meghan Markle, she is required to bow to her sister-in-law when she sees her, according to ranking order.
Interestingly, after Duchess Catherine married Prince William in 2011, The Queen reportedly updated the Order of Precedence document and Kate must curtsy to "blood princesses" including Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra, and the daughters of the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who are below her in ...
"A royal highness does not curtsy to another royal highness. Yes, there are articles that state this, but it is not true." So by that logic, the royal children won't be bowing to anybody else other than the Queen because it's just not necessary.
Royal biographer Tom Bower claims that Camilla would often refer to Meghan as "that minx" - the name given to someone who is highly flirtatious, cunning and in all, can't be trusted - after growing increasingly frustrated with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's public criticisms of the royal family, Birmingham Live ...
The adorable nickname Prince William's children use for Camilla - and it's not gran. The royals have pet names for each other like the rest of us, with Meghan Markle referring to Harry as Haz and the Queen being called Lilibet, but Camilla has revealed George, Charlotte and Louis have their own sweet moniker for her.