Like all families, the Windsors have their little habits and nicknames. And it seems that the children of Kate Middleton and Prince William show imagination to call their grandmother Camilla Parker-Bowles …
In public, if titles and names are de rigueur, in private, the Windsors have their little nicknames. Queen Elizabeth II’s nickname is well known, the monarch being called Lilibet since she was very young. The latter had difficulty pronouncing her first name as a child, and her mother was also called Elizabeth, so any confusion was avoided. A nickname that gave ideas to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to name their baby girl born last June. When he was a child, Prince William had great difficulty pronouncing the word “grandmother”, so renamed the sovereign “Gary”.
To designate their grandparents, the new Windsor generation also has its little habits. To refer to the late Lady Diana, the children of Kate Middleton and Prince William use “Grandma Diana”. When referring to their grandfather, Prince Charles, the little Cambridges use the affectionate nickname of “Grandpa Wales”. George, Charlotte and Louis are more imaginative when it comes to referring to Camilla Parker-Bowles. At the 2016 Royal Variety Performance, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed to singer Lady Gaga that her grandchildren also call her “GaGa,” as reported by The Sun relayed by The Mirror.
Gan-Gan, Cabbage or Wombat
Another nickname, but this time concerning Elizabeth II, his great-grandmother. Prince George would affectionately call her “Gan-Gan” in private, according to a little confidence blown by Kate Middleton in 2016. On the couple’s side, affectionate appellations have been leaked.
Prince Philip, who died last April at the age of 99, used to call Queen Elizabeth II “Cabbage” with infinite tenderness. Prince William, nicknamed “wombat” by his parents when he was a child, is called “baby” by his wife in a very natural way. On the other side of the Atlantic, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also have their little nicknames. The Duke of Sussex is called “Haz” by his wife. The latter responds to the diminutive of “Meg”. Who said that the royal family was not a family like others?
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