Meghan Markle’s got five and the Queen’s known as Cabbage – the Royal nicknames you’ve probably never heard of


WITH their official titles and formal names, the royal family go by many different monikers.

But behind closed doors, Britain’s most famous family have a number of surprising nicknames for each other – from the sweet to the bizarre.

Prince Harry has revealed that he calls his son ‘little man’

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

Prince Harry, 35, let slip that he adorably calls his one-year-old son Archie “little man”. 

The Duke of Sussex hosted a Zoom call to celebrate the 125th birthday of the Rugby Football League over the weekend. 

He spoke of having a garden for Archie to play in, and said: “I’m just unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son be able to be outside, because I know so many people just haven’t had that opportunity the last five months. 

“Our little man is our number one priority, but then our work after that is the second priority.”

 Baby Archie could be wearing his woolly hat for a bit longer

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously called Archie ‘Arch’ too

During his royal tour to Africa last year, Harry also said to Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “You’re going to meet Arch, Arch.”

Meghan also said “Let’s go to the next page, look Arch” during the video released of her reading a book to him for his birthday. 

Meghan Markle

Future king Prince Charles is said to call his daughter-in-law Tungsten, inspired by the tough metal known for its robustness.

Meghan has many nicknames, including ‘Tungsten’, ‘Meg’ and ‘MM’

According to the Mail on Sunday, the nickname came from Meghan’s strength and determination – said to have impressed Prince Charles.

She also has a number of other nicknames, including being called “Flower” by mum Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Meghan revealed that she’s known to many as MM and also wrote in her now-defunct blog The Tig that some people called her M&M.

Meanwhile, Harry tried to get Meghan’s attention when they had an Invictus Games Reception at Australia House by calling her “Meg.”

Prince Harry

Meghan calls Prince Harry ‘Haz’ or simply ‘H’

Meghan Markle also gave Prince Harry a nickname just weeks after they went for their first date, it has been revealed.

A friend of the former Suits star, Gina Nelthorpe-Crowne, revealed that Meghan refers to her partner affectionately as “Haz”.

She also called him “my love” when they saw a performance of Hamilton, and said in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey that she sometimes refers to him as simply “H”.

She said: “I’ve said for a long time to H…” and then giggled before saying: “That’s what I call him.”

Kate Middleton

Prince William affectionately calls Kate Middleton ‘darling’ or ‘poppet’

Prince William may refer to his wife as “Catherine” in interviews, but he calls her sweet pet names in more casual settings.

He’s been overheard calling Kate Middleton “darling” and “poppet” affectionately. 

So cute!

Prince William

Kate Middleton is said to have called Prince William ‘babe’ at the Chelsea Flower Show

Kate Middleton called her husband “babe” when they attended the Chelsea Flower Show together. 

The pair looked at a prize-winning garden cultivated by Charlie Albon, and William asked the  Australian landscaper about the plants. 

Charlie said they were Buxus shrubs, and Kate is said to have replied to William saying: “Babe, we’ve got those. We’ve got loads of those.”

The Queen 

The Queen also has numerous pet names, from ‘Cabbage’ to ‘Gan-Gan’

The Queen’s close family, such as Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, are said to call her “Mama”.

Those who are fans of The Crown will know that Prince Philip likes to refer to his wife as “Lilibet”, playing on her name Elizabeth, and also is said to call her “sausage” when they are alone.

He reportedly also calls his wife “cabbage” which may have come about from the French term “mon petit chou”, meaning “my darling.”

Prince Philip is said to call his wife ‘Lilibet’ or ‘Sausage’

Meanwhile grandkids Prince George and Princess Charlotte refer to Her Majesty as “Gan-Gan”.

Prince William comically called the Queen “Gary” when he was young after struggling to correctly pronounce “Granny”.

“The Queen was on hand after William fell over at Buckingham palace, bawling: ‘Gary, Gary’,” revealed high society gossip columnist Richard Kay in the Daily Mail.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla is called ‘GaGa’ by Prince George and Princess Charlotte – meanwhile Charles is known as ‘Grandpa Wales’

Adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte also have a sweet nickname for Camilla – and it’s not grandma.

The Duchess of Cornwall told singer Lady Gaga at the 2016 Royal Variety Performance that her grandkids call her “GaGa”.

According to author Kitty Kelley, Prince Charles used to call Camilla his “Girl Friday”, meaning a female assistant who can be relied upon.

Prince Charles

And Prince Harry calls his dad “pa”, and is often called “darling boy” in return.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail revealed that Prince George calls Prince Charles “Grandpa Wales”.

We shared how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry planted forget-me-nots in Princess Diana’s memory on 23rd anniversary of her death.

The royal couple wore face masks as they distributed supplies, clothes and nappies at an LA drive-through run by charity Baby2Baby.


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