Like any other family, the
royals have their own sweet and sometimes funny nicknames for one
another. The Queen’s moniker, Lilibet, was coined during her childhood
when she struggled to pronounce her full name, Elizabeth, and it was even used
by her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
But did you know that Prince
William had his own hilarious nickname for his grandmother when he was a
It’s been widely reported that
William, as a little boy, referred to the monarch as ‘Gary’.
The Queen was on hand after
William fell over at Buckingham Palace, crying: “Gary, Gary.” A
guest is said to have asked who Gary was, to which Her Majesty replied: “I’m
Gary. He hasn’t learned to say Granny yet.”
While the Queen’s
grandchildren refer to her as ‘Granny’, the youngest generation of royals also
have their own sweet nicknames for the monarch.
The Duchess of Cambridge revealed Prince
George’s nickname for his great-grandmother in her first solo interview for the
ITV documentary, Our Queen at Ninety, in 2016: “George is
only two-and-a-half and he calls her ‘Gan-Gan.’ She always leaves a little gift
or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for
Prince William and Kate also
have their own nicknames for their children, with one royal fan revealing in
2019 that the Duchess refers to her daughter as ‘Lottie’ instead of