What Prince George really calls the Queen

The toddler revealed what name he calls his great-grandmother at the Royal Christening


The Queen might enjoy royal titles like ‘Her Majesty’ while in public, but Prince George has revealed what he calls his great-grandmother behind closed palace doors. The toddler – who turns 2 this month – revealed his chosen name for Queen Elizabeth II while at his sister Prince Charlotte’s christening on Sunday.


The little prince was seen babbling away to his great-grandmother in the churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham – with the delighted Queen bending down to chat to her great-grandson.

Now a video taken on the day has revealed that Prince George refers to Her Majesty as ‘Granny’. In the clip from the Mirror, Prince William is heard telling his son that they are “going back” to what sounds like either “Granny’s” or “Nanny’s”. The reassurances from the dad-of-2 came as Prince George was looking behind to check where his grandparents were. “They’re coming, they’re all coming,” William told him.

The footage suggests that the toddler has affectionately dropped the ‘great’ when referring to his great-grandmother – calling the Queen granny just as other young royals in the family do. “To me she’s just Granny”, Prince Harry said when asked about the Queen in a Diamond Jubilee interview.

It’s thought that George calls Carole Middleton grandma – but there’s no news on what name he gives to Prince Charles and Camilla.

What do your children call their grandparents? Let us know in the comments below.

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