The Queen's bizarre secret code name revealed and it's not what you'd expect!

The Queen's bizarre secret code name has been revealed and there's a very important meaning behind the seemingly odd name

Queen's bizarre secret code name
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The Queen's bizarre secret code name has been revealed by royal insiders who have explained the meaning behind Her Majesty's very unusual incognito name. 


Like the President, Prime Minister, or any other official in a position of power, the Queen has a secret code name that police protection officers use to refer to her. 

The First Family's code names are usually rather cool and all begin with the same first letter. For example, Barack Obama was Renegade, his wife Michelle was Renaissance, and their children, Malia and Sasha, who were 10 and 7 respectively when their father became President, were given the code names Radiance and Rosebud.

However, the Queen's bizarre secret code name is Sharon, which is really nothing like the cool code names picked for officials in the US.

The Sun (opens in new tab) reported that an aide on a security trip back in 2019 revealed Her Majesty's code name. "She's written down as S," revealed the aide, who when asked what 'S' stands for added, "It’s Sharon." 

The Queen is joined on the list by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Emma Raducanu

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Confirming whether this claim about the Queen's code name is valid, Royal historian Hugo Vickers told The Sun, "Yes, it is highly likely."

"The purpose of any sobriquet is that it should be anonymous and memorable," said the historian. "If it can also be a bit mischievous and therefore all the more memorable, then that makes sense."

He added that although the Queen's code name being Sharon is rather fun, the historian added that it probably has a deeper meaning and refers to her most important title. "Although S might simply stand for Sovereign of course," said Hugo.

As well as having a code name, the Queen has a variety of nicknames that have been revealed over the years. She was called 'Lilibet' by her parents and sister when she was growing up. This sentimental name has been given a new lease of life and is now the name of Prince Harry and Meghan's only daughter.

The Queen was affectionately called 'cabbage' by the late Duke of Edinburgh, and 'Gary' by Prince William who struggled to say 'Granny' as a child. Among these Royal Family nicknames, reportedly Prince George used to call Her Majesty 'Gan-Gan' when he was very young.

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