You’ll Never Guess Who These Royal Family Nicknames Belong To
While we would definitely curtsy and formally call the Queen “Your Majesty” if she ever ventured to the South, it turns out the Queen and royal family have quite the casual pet names for each other. Sure, you may know the family’s formal names, but what royal nicknames do they use behind the scenes? We pulled together some of our favorites.
Kate Middleton revealed she was nicknamed “Squeak” while growing up at St. Andrew’s School in Berkshire. Why? “I was nicknamed Squeak just like my guinea pig,” she said on a trip to visit the school years later. “There was one called Pip and one called Squeak.”
Queen Elizabeth referred to herself as ‘Tillabet’ as a little girl. As she got older, her close friends and family started calling her “Lilibet.” She’s still tenderly called “Lilibet” by some today.
Prince Harry’s friends call him “Spike,” a name he used on Facebook for years. His pseudonym “Spike Wells” Facebook page was taken down after four years. It was believed to be a security risk.
One of the newest royal family nicknames, this pet name is how Prince George lovingly refers to his great-grandmother the Queen.
Princess Diana gave her son Harry the nickname “Wombat” after a trip to Australia when the prince was just 2 years old.
Prince Philip affectionately called his wife “Cabbage,” a nickname that was used in the 2006 film The Queen.
In an effort to keep a low profile, Prince William was known as “Steve” while studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Fred and Gladys
Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall are said to call each other Fred and Gladys.
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At Marlborough College, Kate was supposedly known as the “Princess-in-waiting” by her classmates.