WITH their official titles and formal names, the royal family go by many different monikers.
Take the Queen, for example. Her close family, such as Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, are said to call her âMama.â
Those who are fans of The Crown will know that Prince Philip likes to refer to his wife as âLilibetâ, playing on her name Elizabeth, and also is said to call her âsausageâ when they are alone.
Her great-grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte refer to the Queen as âGan-Ganâ, while Prince William comically called her âGaryâ when he was young after struggling to correctly pronounce âGranny.â
âThe Queen was on hand after William fell over at Buckingham Palace, bawling: âGary, Garyâ,â revealed high society gossip columnist Richard Kay in the Daily Mail.
âA guest who went to help asked who Gary was, assuming it must be a member of the royal household. âIâm Gary,â explained the Queen, as she scooped him up. âHe hasnât learned to say Granny yet.ââ
Adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte also have a sweet nickname for Camilla â and itâs not grandma.
The Duchess of Cornwall told singer Lady Gaga at the 2016 Royal Variety Performance that her grandkids call her âGagaâ.
Prince Harry calls his dad âpaâ, and is often called âdarling boyâ in return.
The newest member of the royal family, Meghan Markle, has already been given an inner circle nickname. Future king Prince Charles is said to call his daughter-in-law Tungsten, inspired by the tough metal known for its robustness.
According to the Mail, the nickname came from Meghanâs strength and determination â said to have impressed her new father-in-law.
Itâs also been revealed that Meghan gave Prince Harry a nickname just weeks after they went for their first date. According to Gina Nelthorpe-Crowne, a friend of the former Suits star, Meghan refers to her partner affectionately as âHazâ.
Prince William may call his wife âCatherineâ in interviews, but in more casual settings, he gives her sweet pet names. Heâs been overheard calling Kate Middleton âdarlingâ, âbabeâ and âpoppetâ.
Members of the high-profile family also sometimes opt for pseudonyms to avoid detection.
When Prince William studied at St Andrews, he is said to have used âSteveâ to not draw attention to himself, while Prince Harry once had a Facebook page under the name of âSpike Wellsâ.