If you’re a member of the British royal family you’re given many prestigious titles.
Take Prince William for example, he’s Prince William but he’s also William Arthur Philip Louis, the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus and Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
And if you’re feeling informal, the prince also goes by Wills.
The Queen also has a pretty hefty title which she doesn’t tend go by in day-to-day life.
If she went by Queen Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith everyday she’d definitely be running behind schedule on the regular.
But, of course, the royals aren’t always out and about in public and just like us normal folk, they have nicknames behind the palace doors.
Those close to the Queen like Prince Charles and sons William and Harry call her ‘Mama’, the Express claims.
Her Majesty’s great-grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, reportedly call her ‘Gan Gan’.
But the most interestingly of all, the 93-year-old apparently goes by ‘Gary’ on occasion.
Why? Well, apparently William wasn’t able to pronounce ‘Granny’ when he was younger and instead called the Queen ‘Gary’, according to The Mirror.
Prince Philip also has some cheeky nicknames for the Queen too reportedly calling her ‘sausage’ from time to time.
As many will know and as seen in the hit series The Crown, the monarch has gone by ‘Lilibet’ since she was young and is what the Duke of Edinburgh refers to her in their private time together.
However, those who don’t have any formal nicknames as of yet are Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Although the Duchess of Cambridge does apparently go by ‘babe’ on occasion.
Of course, it is her husband Prince William who has been heard calling her that, ‘darling’ is also another pet name he calls her.
But it’s the newest member of the royal family, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex who has been given a nickname by her father-in-law Prince Charles.
The heir to throne calls Meghan ‘Tungsten,’ according to The Mirror.
Whilst it may sound like a rather bizarre choice in nickname, it’s reportedly mean to represent the new royal being “tough and unbending” which is what the chemical element tungsten is described as.
During his university days in St Andrews, Prince William went by a name similar to what he used to call the Queen.
Wills asked his university friends to refer to him as ‘Steve’ in an attempt to keep a low profile, Hello! reported earlier this year.
Who knows, maybe Kate still calls him Steve just for the fun of it.
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