Surprising nicknames used by the British royals

The Queen Mother's nickname for Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Elizabeth II's mother and her immediate family used to affectionately call her "Lilibet" when she was a child.

Kate Middleton's nickname for Prince William - The Princess of Wales has been overheard calling her husband "babe." Royals–they're just like us!

Prince William's nickname for Kate Middleton - The Prince also has sweet nicknames for his wife, namely "poppet" and "darling."

King Charles and Queen Camilla's nicknames for each other - When they first dated in their twenties, the couple used to call each other "Fred" and "Gladys." 

Princess Eugenie's nickname for Princess Beatrice - "Happy Birthday to you Beabea," wrote Princess Eugenie in an Instagram post on her sister's birthday. 

Princess Charlotte's nickname for Prince William - The little princess called her dad "Papa." She also adorably wrote a Mother's Day card addressed to "Granny Diana."

King Charles' nickname for Meghan Markle - King Charles calls the Duchess of Sussex "Tungsten," which is a type of metal. Reportedly because of her strong personality!

Prince George's nickname for Queen Elizabeth - Kate Middleton has revealed that when he was two, Prince George called the late Queen "Gan-Gan."

Prince George's nickname for Prince William - "Dad" is probably too common, so Prince George calls his father "pops" instead. Still cute, though.

Kate Middleton's nickname for Princess Charlotte - The Princess of Wales also has a nickname for her daughter: "Lottie." The nickname is fairly common for those named Charlotte.

Meghan Markle's nickname for Archie - Mommy Markle has a sweet way of shortening baby Archie's name. She calls her son "Arch."

Mike Tindall's nickname for Zara Tindall - The former English rugby union player keeps it short and simple when addressing his wife in private. He calls her "Zed."

Prince George's classmates' nickname for him - The students at Thomas's Battersea reportedly called the little prince "P.G."

Everyone's nickname for Prince William - It probably comes as no surprise that Prince William is often called "Will" by some people.

Meghan Markle's nickname for Queen Elizabeth - Close family members were allowed to call the Queen "Mama."

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