The British royal family continues to reveal that they are very adept at giving nicknames. Meghan Markle apparently is called "Tungsten" by her father-in-law, Prince Charles, and "Flower" by her mother, Doria Ragland. And she calls husband Prince Harry "Haz," while Prince William and Kate Middleton went by "Wombat" and "Squeak," respectively, when they were little.
Then Prince George recently revealed to a passerby that he goes by the hilarious name of "Archie," leading us to wonder if Kate and Wills were streaming Riverdale in their spare time over at Kensington Palace. Now, we've got the 411 on what the royal parents call Princess Charlotte, thanks to a walkabout during Middleton and Prince William's recent trip to northern Ireland.
A blogger named Laura-Ann recounted the conversation with Middleton, who first asked about the woman's young son who was in her arms—coincidentally also named George. When the duchess inquired about Laura-Ann's other son (who is 4), she says Middleton replied, "Oh, he's the same age as Lottie!" Lottie! Isn't that just about the cutest nickname you've ever heard?
Lottie isn't the only endearing moniker given to the young royal by her parents. According to People, during a sighting in Norfolk during the holidays, Middleton was overheard talking to Charlotte, who was sitting on the floor of a store: "Get up, poppet!" the royal mama told her daughter.
Both nicknames are incredibly British, which, DUH. But they are also just so normal, in that sweet way that most parents have little affectionate ways of addressing their children. Sometimes it's easy to forget in all the pomp and circumstance of royal engagements that the Cambridges and the Sussexes are families, too.
Here's to Prince Archie and Princess Lottie! Now, what do we think they call that little nugget Prince Louis? We're sure it's something equally as British and adorable.