From Lilibet to Poppet, Affectionate and Funny Nicknames That Royal Family Members Call Each Other

From Lilibet to Poppet, Affectionate and Funny Nicknames That Royal Family Members Call Each Other

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle named their daughter after one of the Queen's many monikers.

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Not many knew Queen Elizabeth was affectionately called Lilibet by her parents and her late husband, Prince Philip until Harry and Meghan named their child, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, in honor of her. However, many might be stunned to know that the Queen has more than one nickname. Other members of the royal family too have some really fun nicknames. Here are a few royal members and their nicknames you should know:


1. Queen Elizabeth 


The monarch was given the name "Lilibet" as a child as she found it difficult to pronounce her own name. Moreover, it avoided confusion as her mother's name was also Elizabeth. Later, Prince Philip, too, addressed her by the moniker. However, he also gave her another nickname during their 73-year-long marriage. He called her "Cabbage." The name was revealed in an episode of The Crown, according to People.


Her grandkids, Princess Charlotte and Prince George have adorable nicknames for their great-grandmother. They lovingly call her "Gan-Gan."

2. Prince William


Prince William was given a cute name by his late mother, Princess Diana. According to Cosmopolitan, in 2007, the Prince revealed he began to be called "Wombat" by his mother after their trip to Australia. "It began when I was two. I've been rightfully told because I can't remember back that far," said the Prince. He continued, "But when we went to Australia with our parents, and the wombat, you know, that's the local animal. So I just basically got called that. Not because I look like a wombat, or maybe I do." He is also called Will by a lot of people. However, his wife, Kate Middleton refers to him as "babe."


3. Prince Harry 


Meghan calls her husband by two nicknames. During a chat with television host James Corden, Harry was called "Haz" by Meghan. She was heard asking Harry, "Haz, how's your tour of L.A. going?" Another time, she referred to her husband as "H." She said, "I've said for a long time to H...That's what I call him."


4. Kate Middleton


Prince William refers to Kate as "Poppet." Meanwhile, Prince Harry has a different nickname for his sister-in-law. The Prince, who was often the third wheel in Kate and William's relationship, struck a beautiful bond with Kate. He then started calling her "Cath."


5. Meghan Markle 


Prince Harry seems like he is not into weird and complicated nicknames. Keeping it simple, during the reception of the Invictus Games, the Duke was filmed referring to Meghan as "Meg!" Meanwhile, her father-in-law, Prince Charles refers to Meghan as "Tungsten," alluding to her strong personality.


"Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives Harry, who needs a tungsten-type figure in his life as he can be a bit of a softy," said the source, according to Cosmopolitan.

6. Prince Charles and Camilla



Before marrying each other, the couple began referring to each other by the monikers, "Fred and Gladys." The names were apparently inspired by the BBC radio program, "The Goon Show." Ahead of his marriage to Princess Diana, Charles also gave Camilla a bracelet with the initials "GF."

7. Princess Charlotte and Prince George 


Princess Charlotte is affectionately called "Lottie," whereas George is called "PG." George, who is very popular and has a lot of friends was given the nickname by his schoolmates.

8. Archie 


The son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was adorably called "Bubba," during the family's visit to Cape Town. Later, in a video posted on his 1st birthday, Meghan was heard calling him "Arch."




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