The Royal Family no longer calls the Queen by her nickname, Lilibet

The Queen is no longer referred to by her childhood nickname as Prince Philip was the last remaining royal to call her by the nickname.

The cute moniker dates back to when Her Majesty was too young to say her own name, calling herself “Lilibet” instead.

He was quickly picked up by his grandparents and parents who would affectionately use the nickname, Good morning! reports.

George VI, the Queen’s father, is said to have once said, “Lilibet is my pride. Margaret is my joy.”

The Queen regularly signed letters using this shorter version of Elizabeth.

An example is a sweet thank you note she wrote to Queen Mary, her grandmother.



Prince Philip was the last remaining royal to call Queen Lilibet

A young Elizabeth wrote: “Dear grandma. Thank you so much for the lovely dollhouse. I love it and unboxed the dining room and hall. Love from Lilibet xxx.”

Although the cute name was used by her parents and her husband, no one else in the royal family calls the monarch “Lilibet”.

But the name is of course still used by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who named their daughter Lilibet, in honor of the Queen.



The Royal Family has several cute nicknames for Her Majesty
The Royal Family has several cute nicknames for Her Majesty

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There are several other sweet names that the Queen’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren use for her.

Her Majesty is referred to as ‘Mum’ by Prince Charles, who called her that during his 92nd birthday speech, which saw her roll her eyes and laugh with the amused audience.

William and Harry were spotted cheering on ‘Granny’ as her stuntman parachuted into the stadium during the 2012 Olympics.

And it was revealed by the Duchess of Cambridge that Prince George and Princess Charlotte call her “Gan-Gan”.

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