Prince George Family Nickname Accidentally Revealed To A Woman Walking Out Her Dog
Queen Elizabeth and her household are the most famous family in the United Kingdom. They are also possibly the strictest family, with many traditions that dominate their lives on a daily basis dictating their behavior, their dress, and even their names and what they may be called in public.
One of these rules surrounds their names. Not only the monikers they are given at birth, including those that they may and may not be called in public. But what happens behind closed doors is an entirely different story, and all bets are off. It turns out they have several nicknames, and Prince George recently revealed his. Take a look!
PRINCE GEORGE AND HIS GERMAN MONIKER
Let's start with one of the little ones in the family who recently revealed his nickname to a dog walker. As Daily Mail reported, the extrovert young prince was walking around Berkshire along with his grandmother on her mother's side, Carole Middleton, after enjoying some playtime with his sister Charlotte in a stream nearby.
Suddenly, the five-year-old royal engaged in a conversation with a stranger, a female resident of the area who was walking her dog. The unnamed woman told the Sun that he encountered the children, and a police protection officer told her not to take pictures of them. Then, she continued describing the contact:
"George started stroking my dog. Just to be friendly, I engaged in a bit of small talk, and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it. To my astonishment, he said, 'I'm called Archie' with a big smile on his face."
The woman added that she did not understand why he called himself as such, suggesting it might have been an ordinary child's play with names, but anyway, she thought it was lovely. Archie is a German name with Scottish roots that is the shortened version of Archibald. It means bold, brave, and true.
But it turns out that 'Archie' is not his only nickname. At school, the young royal is known as PG (because of the initials of his name). His parents then started calling him 'PG Tips,' after the tea brand, or simply 'Tips.' And way before he was born, when he was still in his mommy's womb, Kate Middleton referred to him as 'our little grape.'
THE QUEEN AND HER MYRIAD NICKNAMES
We might call her Queen Elizabeth II, Her Royal Highness, or Her Majesty, but it turns that the ruler has a great variety of nicknames from her hubby, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Firstly, Prince Philip refers to his wife by a leafy green vegetable at times.
Peter Morgan, 'The Queen's screenwriter told The Sun, "I inquired in royal circles and was told on very good authority that that is what the Duke sometimes calls the Queen." The Prince has not verified it yet, but Daily Star said it could be a French origin from the phrase, "mon petit chou," which translates "my little cabbage." Another pet name Philip has for the head of state is "sausage," according to Metro.
Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry affectionately call Her Majesty 'mama.' Her great-grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte call her 'Gan-Gan.' When the ruler turned 90 in 2016, Entertainment Tonight put a documentary together to honor the occasion: 'Our Queen At Ninety.'
Kensington Palace shared a fragment from the interview ahead of the release of the piece that the Duchess of Cambridge gave for the documentary. One of the most remarkable personal details that surfaced from her talk with the producers of the feature was the unique nickname that Prince George, only two back then, invented for his great-grandmother. "George is only two-and-a-half, and he calls her 'Gan-Gan,'" since he couldn't pronounce "granny."
His father had a similar problem when he was a boy as he struggled with the word granny as well, and was once overheard calling his grandmother 'Gary.' "The Queen was on hand after William fell over at Buckingham Palace, bawling: 'Gary, Gary,'" revealed high society gossip columnist Richard Kay to the Daily Mail, and further said:
"A guest who went to help asked who Gary was, assuming it must be a member of the royal household. 'I’m Gary,' explained the Queen, as she scooped him up. 'He hasn’t learned to say Granny yet.'"
DUCHESS CAMILLA AND HER POP SINGER NAME
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have also a nickname for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and it is way cuter and sweeter than grandma. As The Sun reported, The Duchess was at Royal Variety Performance in 2016 when she came upon singer Lady GaGa and confessed to her that the little ones call her 'GaGa.'
PRINCE HARRY HAS A PUBLIC NICKNAME
Prince Charles response to Harry's 'pa' is 'darling boy,' but he has a couple more. William was the one who revealed that one of Harry’s nickname was 'Ginger,' and this one needs no further explanation. In her circle of friends, the story is different because his buddies call him 'Spike Wells.'
This is a nickname the very Harry used to create a covert Facebook account in his teenage years, as per The Little Things' report. Interestingly, Prince Harry is also the only member of the royal family that has been allowed to be called by a nickname in public, as the name on his birth certificate is actually Henry, not Harry.
The reason he gets away with going by the popular nickname is that his family always intended to call him Harry. The name has long been a nickname for the more formal name "Henry," and dates back to the French presence in the UK, with the British accents making it sound more like 'Harry.'
Prince Harry's new bride also has her own personal nickname for her husband. According to The Sun's report, Gina Nelthorpe-Crowne, a friend of Meghan's and her former agent, the former actress called Harry "Haz" just weeks after starting to date him. But know they're spouses, things might be different as Meghan was heard calling Harry 'my love' at a gala performance of Hamilton to benefit Sentebale.
DUCHESS MEGHAN IN THE PERIODIC TABLE
But when the former 'Suits' star, American-born actress Meghan Markle, joined the royal family in May after marrying Prince Harry, she received another nickname, even if it is not the most glamorous one, by her father-in-law, Prince Charles.
Charles has a rather unusual but touching nickname for Markle that only shows the close bond between the two royals. Royal sources told the Mirror that the Prince of Wales calls the Duchess of Sussex 'Tungsten' because she is determined and as strong as the metal, which takes the atomic number 74 in the periodic table.
DUCHESS KATE AND HER QUIRKY NICKNAME
Prince William refers only to his wife as Catherine when the pair is in public, but apparently, when they are alone at home he calls her 'darling.' 'babe' and 'poppet,' which, although it is not common in the US, it’s a British term of affection meaning "sweet or pretty child." Besides, when the Duchess was younger, she was nicknamed Squeak "just like my guinea pig," said in an interview with Glamour.
PRINCE WILLIAM AND HIS AUSTRALIAN TIES
When the Prince was younger, his family used a curious and funny word for him. In NBC’s Dateline interview, William and Harry discussed childhood nicknames, and the eldest brother explained his saying "it began when I was two, I’ve been rightfully told because I can’t remember back that far."
When learning about wombats in Australia with his parents, he started being called like that "not because I looked like a wombat, or maybe I do," added William. But when he was studying at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, William chose a simple undercover pseudonym to avoid journalists hounding him as he tried to attend class.
His friends probably knew his real identity, but they went along with calling him 'Steve' throughout his time at the university. The boys' mother, Princess Diana, also fondly referred to her eldest son as 'William The Terrible,' earning the nickname thanks to his propensity for troublemaking.
Were you aware of these nicknames? Which one did you like best? It keeps impressing us how the British royal family has some common traditions like us, commoners. Let us know what you think in the comments section below and do not forget to share it with your friends that love to read about the Royals.