- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 9:42AM
For common peasants like you and I, the Queen would be greeted with names such as 'Your Highness' or 'Your Majesty,' but for her grandchildren, it's a completely different story. It's easy to forget that the Royals are real people in a real family, and the children are no exception.
Roughly thirty years ago, little Prince William reportedly took a fall in Buckingham Palace, and in pain, cried out for 'Gary'. This obviously took staff by surprise. Who the hell was Gary? Gary turned out to be what William called his grandmother, unable to pronounce 'Granny'.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's children, George and Charlotte, however do no call her granny...or Gary. Instead they refer to her as 'Gan-Gan.' How cute!
Apparently these names date back to Queen Elizabeth herself, who called her Grandmother, Granny, and her Great Grandmother, Gan-Gan. Gotta love those family traditions!