Although Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in history, she has another claim to fame that some fans find even more admirable! According to several close acquaintances to her, Queen E is a total jokester!
Last Christmas, the royal family revealed their unique holiday tradition. Rather than gifting each other elaborate presents, the Royals choose to give each other gag gifts as a joke! According to the family, Queen Elizabeth absolutely loves it. In fact, a source said that Meghan Markle's hilarious singing hamster that she gave to her future grandma-in-law is what won the Queen over!
Now, Express has revealed another fun fact about the Queen. According to reports, her husband, Prince Philip, has a strange nickname for her. Reportedly, the Duke of Edinburgh has referred to Elizabeth as "Cabbage" for the past several years!
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have been married for the past 70 years. It is unclear when this nickname came into the picture, but Royal biographer Robert Lacey said that he has heard Philip call his beloved wife that many times.
He said, "Yes, I've heard that is how he will sometimes refer to her."
In "The Queen," a 2006 film documenting their lives, Philip told his wife in bed to "move over, Cabbage."
Screenwriter Peter Morgan said, "I inquired in Royal circles and was told on very good authority that that is what the Duke sometimes calls the Queen."
According to Express, the nickname may come from the French phrase for "my darling" which is "mon petit chou." In English, the French directly translates to "my little cabbage."
Queen Elizabeth goes by several other names as well. Prince George reportedly calls her "Gan-Gan." When Prince William was young, he had trouble saying "Granny" and therefore called her "Gary."
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