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"Cabbage", "wombat", "poppet" and other unexpected nicknames of British royals

Darya SkubEntertainment
Members of the royal family are accustomed to calling their loved ones affectionately or in a funny way.

When you are one-on-one with a loved one or family member, you want to move away from the standardized first name. It is much more interesting to come up with affectionate nicknames that create a sense of psychological comfort. These can be names of animals, romantic and pretentious words (for example, "my life"), or, say, exclusive variants ("button", "smurf", etc.).

Royalty is also human. They call each other unexpected names outside the camera lenses. Find out how exactly in the OBOZ.UA article.

1. Elizabeth II

As a child, Elizabeth II was affectionately called "Lilibet" (short for Elizabeth) by her mother and close relatives. Many years passed. She married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He called her the usual "Lilibet" for a while, and then started using a rather funny nickname, "cabbage".

''Cabbage'', ''wombat'', ''poppet'' and other unexpected nicknames of British royals

2. Kate Middleton and Prince William

Catherine, Princess of Wales, calls her husband Prince William with the warm and playful word "babe". But the prince often addresses his wife with the affectionate words "poppet" and "darling".

''Cabbage'', ''wombat'', ''poppet'' and other unexpected nicknames of British royals

3. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is used to calling her husband Prince Harry by the shortened form of his name: "Haz" or even shorter - "H". How does he address her? It's very simple: "Meghan".

It should be added that King Charles III did his best in choosing a nickname for his daughter-in-law (we are talking about Prince Harry's wife). He calls her "Tungsten" (meaning one of the heaviest, hardest, and most refractory metals). Probably a reference to Meghan's character.

''Cabbage'', ''wombat'', ''poppet'' and other unexpected nicknames of British royals

4. Charles III and Camilla

It is not known what nicknames King Charles III of Great Britain and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, have now. But earlier, when they were young, they used to lovingly call each other "Fred" and "Gladys." These are the names of characters from the comedy program The Goon Show, which was broadcast on BBC radio.

''Cabbage'', ''wombat'', ''poppet'' and other unexpected nicknames of British royals

5. Princess Diana and Prince William

Diana, Princess of Wales, affectionately called her two-year-old son Prince William "wombat". "When we went to Australia with our parents... and the wombat, you know, is a local animal. So they just called me that. Not because I look like a wombat. Or maybe I look like a wombat," the adult prince said in an interview.

''Cabbage'', ''wombat'', ''poppet'' and other unexpected nicknames of British royals

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