Prince George and Charlotte don’t call Camilla 'grandma' - after she reveals they use this sweet nickname instead

Prince George and Charlotte don't call Camilla 'grandma' but they are said to use this surprising alternative

Trooping the Colour Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlot, Prince Louis
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Duchess Camilla has revealed that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis don’t call her ‘grandma’.


Camilla, who is married to Prince Charles, has five grandchildren of her own, plus the Cambridge kids and also Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie.

But it’s understood she goes by a different name to the traditional grandma or granny – used by many youngsters.

“My own grandchildren call me GaGa,” Camilla told the Daily Mail shortly after Prince George’s birth. “I don’t know if it’s because they think I am! It is funny but is still very sweet.”

And for those of you who are a fan of the award-winning film A Star is Born might make the namesake connection to singer-songwriter, turned actress, Lady Gaga.

Camilla’s son, Tom Parker Bowles, has two kids while his sister Laura Lopes has three.

Laura’s daughter Eliza served as a bridesmaid at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.

Meanwhile, Prince George is said to use a different name for his great-grandma, Her Majesty the Queen.

The Duchess of  Cambridge spilled his alternative moniker for the sovereign in another ITV documentary, Our Queen at Ninety.

He calls her ‘Gan-Gan,’” Catherine said. Before revealing that the Queen totally dotes on her youngest family members. 

She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for the family.”

And Camilla is just as doting – every June she hosts a massive party for both her grandchildren and the grandchildren of friends, according to the new biography The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown.

In 2016 there were about 90 children tucking into sandwiches, cakes, and jellies and roaring around the garden at Clarence House, having tugs of war and watching spellbound as magicians did tricks and entertainers made them laugh,’ royal author Penny Junor wrote.

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

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