Kate Middleton and Prince George share adorable nicknames at Royal events

Kate Middleton
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Every year, the Royal Family comes together for a grand celebration of the monarch's official birthday at Trooping the Colour.

This event is a must-see for Royal fans as it culminates with the family's appearance on Buckingham Palace's balcony to watch the RAF flypast. It's a joyous occasion that offers a peek into the royals' interactions and has become a beloved tradition.

While we often see King Charles and other senior royals due to their public duties, Trooping the Colour offers a rare opportunity to spot the younger Windsors. The little royals often steal the show with their adorable antics which are seldom witnessed by the public.

A particularly sweet moment occurred when Prince George called his mother, Princess Kate, by a darling nickname, which was picked up by a lip reader.

This heartwarming interaction happened during the 2022 Trooping the Colour, part of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

As Prince George accompanied his mother to Horse Guards Parade, lip reader Jeremy Freeman captured the young prince calling Kate "Momma", according to the Mirror, reports OK!.

Kate with Princess Anne, Prince William and her children on the Buckingham Palace balcony after Trooping the Colour 2023
The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view the flypast following the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 2023 -Credit:PA

The endearing nicknames go both ways, with Kate having an equally charming British moniker for her son: PG tips. This affectionate name for the young Royal cleverly plays on his initials, and some even shorten it to 'Tips'.

The Royals, it appears, are quite fond of nicknames with Prince Philip also having a charming name used by close friends and family - 'P. P.', reflecting his initials.

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Prince George has an endearing moniker for his father, Prince William: Pops. Back in 2018 at a Royal event, the young prince was overheard asking his dad: "Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops? ".

This year, Kate, 42, is undergoing preventive cancer treatments, but if she's well enough, we might see her at the Buckingham Palace balcony after the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Kensington Palace made clear that while the Princess will not be officially participating in the final dress rehearsal for the King's birthday celebrations on June 8, her attendance at the main event one week later isn't being ruled out entirely.

Typically, as colonel-in-chief of the Irish Guards, Kate would present the salute at The Colonel's Review, the second of three ticketed events for Trooping the Colour which begins today with The Major General's Review at Horse Guards Parade.

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