King Charles’ unusual nickname from Queen Camilla’s grandchildren revealed - and hers is just as unique!

King Charles is reportedly known by a surprising nickname that couldn’t be more different to what Prince George, Charlotte and Louis are said to call him…

King Charles’ unusual nickname from Camilla's grandchildren revealed, seen here during a visit at the Rock of Cashel
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King Charles’ unusual nickname from Queen Camilla’s grandchildren growing up is incredibly memorable and hers is every bit as unique. 


Whether they’re still used or adopted during childhood there are plenty of incredibly Royal Family nicknames that some fans might not be aware of. From Prince William calling the Queen “Gary” when he was younger to his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis calling Princess Diana “Granny Diana”, these childhood monikers are especially adorable. 

And when it comes to what Camilla, Queen Consort’s grandchildren from her first marriage call King Charles, it seems that creativity has really come into play. King Charles’ unusual nickname from his step-grandchildren was revealed by Tom Parker Bowles during an enlightening interview with The Times (opens in new tab) back in 2021.  

Prince Charles and The Duchess Of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles pose with their children (L-R) Prince Harry, Prince William, Laura and Tom Parker Bowles, in the white drawing room

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The food writer and critic is known for his appearances on BBC’s MasterChef and is also His Majesty’s godson as well as his stepson. Describing the King as “sweet and gentle”, Tom also discussed the sweet way his children Lola and Frederick referred to His Majesty at least at some point in their lives. 

The publication states that “where possible” Tom’s children have seen the then-Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and that the monarch is known affectionately as “Umpa”. Whilst it might seem somewhat surprising to know that at least at some point the Parker Bowles children call the King “Umpa”, their name for Camilla Parker Bowles is similarly unique. 

It was revealed that the Queen Consort is known as “Gaga” - a nickname that she’s reportedly also called by Prince George, Charlotte and Louis. 

Queen Elizabeth II smiles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour alongside (L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charlotte of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour

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However, King Charles’ unusual royal nickname from his step grandkids is markedly different from Kate Middleton’s adorable nickname for him. And her choice of moniker could be seen to suggest that her own children call him something a little more conventional.

During an engagement in 2021 a lip reader claimed that she greeted her father-in-law and called him “Grandpa”. Although it’s not known exactly what Prince George, Charlotte and Louis call His Majesty, it’s previously been claimed that they call the King “Grandpa Wales” more specifically, after his former role as Prince of Wales.

Meanwhile, they call Prince William “Papa”, continuing a royal tradition as King Charles frequently referred to his late father Prince Philip by this sweet moniker, with the Queen known to her eldest son as “Mama”. 

Prince Charles, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen

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In his first address to the nation as monarch, King Charles paid tribute to his “darling Mama” and referenced his beloved father as he reflected upon how the Queen would be reunited with the Duke of Edinburgh after death. 

“As you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years,” he powerfully declared.

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.