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The Inspiration Behind Prince William’s Nickname For Prince George

Oftentimes families have certain nicknames for members that only they use, and the royal family is no different. Fans already know that Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Kate’s second child, has multiple nicknames, with each parent having their own sweet way of addressing her.

So what are they? Well, Prince William just revealed the adorable nickname he uses for his eldest son after George’s friends in school started calling him PG.

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Prince George apparently is known as “Tips” as his parents decided to drop the PG from the start of the nickname, of course referencing the tea brand PG Tips. It fits well as Prince George is really a sweet cup of tea.

His sister Charlotte also has multiple nicknames. Fans first caught one of her nicknames during the 2019 Royal Chelsea Flower Show, from a video clip that showed Prince William and Kate enjoying all the colourful designs with their three children as they walked around. Kate even had her own garden design featured there, so William and the children came as support for her.

There the children had lots of fun, and while playing on the swings fans overhead Prince William calls Charlotte “Mignonette”. This sweet nickname comes from French, meaning “cute”, “small” and “delicate”, three things that Charlotte most definitely is.

And mom Kate also has her own nickname for little Charlotte. During their trip to Ireland in 2019, as Charlotte was playing with another child around her age, Kate asked the child’s mother about how old he was.

The mother, Laura-Ann, said: “She asked how old Bertie is, and I said he is four and she said, ‘Oh, he’s the same age as Lottie.’ Lottie fits the princess even better, to go with her bubbly personality.

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Nicknames seem to have become somewhat of a norm for the royal family, with Richard Kay sharing how William used to have cute nicknames for the Queen.

A young William called the Queen “Gary” when he was young, he claimed.

Mr Kay told how the Queen said: “I’m Gary. He hasn’t learned to say granny yet.”

Back in 2016, it was revealed that Prince George followed his father’s footsteps and made his own nickname for his great grandmother. “George is only two-and-a-half and he calls her Gan-Gan,” Kate said. Definitely sounds better than Your Majesty or Your Highness.

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