Prince Philip’s Pet Name for the Queen Is Beyond Adorable

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Prince Philip’s Pet Name for the Queen Is Beyond Adorable

12/8/2016 - (Left to right) The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)
12/8/2016 – (Left to right) The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)

The royal couple has been married almost 70 years.

Prince George may call his great-grandmother Gan-Gan, but the Duke of Edinburgh officially has the sweetest nickname for the Queen.

Prince Philip, who has been married to Elizabeth for almost 70 years, affectionately refers to his wife as “cabbage.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince William and Prince Harry Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince William and Prince Harry Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

It’s unclear where the hilarious moniker came from, but biographer Robert Lacey confirmed it to The Sunday Times back in 2006, saying, “Yes, I’ve heard that is how he will sometimes refer to her.”

The paper questioned if it might have originated with the French phrase “mon petit chou,” which translates to “my little cabbage,” but also “my little pastry puff.”

Queen Elizabeth Ii and Duke of Edinburgh Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth Ii and Duke of Edinburgh Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

While hers is perhaps the most perplexing, Queen Elizabeth is hardly the only royal with an endearing nickname. Prince William reportedly refers to Duchess Kate as “poppet.” In turn, Kate has been known to call him “babe.”

Clearly pet names run in the family.

Source: townandcountrymag com

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