Members of the Royal Family use their official titles and formal names in public, but they are also known for calling each other sweet pet names. We know how Prince William and Duchess Kate refer to their kids – Princess Charlotte’s pet name is “poppet,” for instance – and what Prince George’s school pals call him has also just been revealed!
George enjoyed his first day at Thomas’s Battersea school in south London in September 2017, and over that year-and-a-half, the young royal’s school friends have started calling him something different. Sources recently told AOL those friends have dubbed him P. G. – which, of course, stands for Prince George.
But that’s not his only nickname. In January, one lucky bystander came across the little prince with Carole Middleton, his grandma, and sister Princess Charlotte out on a walk near the Middleton family home in Berkshire. “I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog,” the local said, according to The Sun. “Just to be friendly, I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though I obviously knew.”
The woman, who preferred not to be named, continued: “To my astonishment, he said, ‘I’m called Archie,’ with a big smile on his face. I don’t know why he calls himself Archie, but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely.” Too cute!
It seems the five-year-old has quite the active imagination, which must make him fit in well with his peers at school! “He’s very popular and has lots of friends, and there’s very little fuss made about who he is,” a parent at the school said, according to Town and Country. Charlotte, who turns four on May 2, is set to join her big brother at the same school this fall.