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We really can never have predicted this …
The Queen is a woman of many names, addressed in formal settings such as “Your Majesty” or “Lady.” In private was Lizzie, Liz, even Shirley Temple – an affectionate surname from King Edward.
However, one of her most common names is “Granny”, a nickname used by Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and the rest of the royal family.
Columnist Richard Kay recently revealed that, unlike his cousins, Prince William has used a different (and very special) name for his grandmother, and it’s funny.
Recalling a moment from William’s childhood, Kay wrote in an article for him Daily mail:
‘After a fall at Buckingham Palace, the Prince shouted for‘ Gary, Gary ’. When a guest asked who Gary was, the Queen stepped in and explained, “I’m Gary. She hasn’t even learned to say Granny.”
We want more than anything the nickname was attached to, passed on to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to maintain the tradition, but according to the Duchess of Cambridge, her children have their own nickname for their great-grandmother, calling her ‘Gan- Gan ‘.
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke earlier about what an amateur great-grandmother, the Queen, is explaining in the ITV documentary, Our Queen at 90 years old, ‘The Queen is very much in love with Charlotte and is interested in what she does. Every time we stay with her, she leaves a small gift for George and Charlotte in their rooms. I think he’s just going to show his love for [the children] and for the family. ‘
Prince William can’t even sing enough of his grandmother’s (or Gary’s) praises, saying, ‘She was a strong female influence and having lost my mother at a young age, it was particularly important to me that I had someone. like the Queen to look at.
He continued: ‘[She’s someone] who has been here and who has understood some of the most, um, complex problems when losing a loved one. She was so incredibly supportive and I really appreciated her guide. ‘
Hopefully just about everything else that Prince William always calls Queen “Gary” from time to time.