Prince George's adorable nickname for Kate Middleton spotted at event

Prince George of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Trooping The Colour in 2022
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Every year, the Royal Family gathers to mark the monarch's official birthday with the pomp and pageantry of Trooping the Colour. This grand event peaks with the family's Buckingham Palace balcony appearance to watch the RAF flypast, a moment that has become a highlight for Royal enthusiasts.

While King Charles and other senior royals are often in the public eye due to their Royal engagements, this significant occasion also offers fans a glimpse of the younger Windsors, who invariably captivate onlookers with their playful behaviour. A particularly charming instance was when Prince George was overheard using an endearing nickname for his mother, Princess Kate, which a lip reader managed to catch.

This tender exchange took place during the 2022 Trooping the Colour, part of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee festivities. As George rode alongside Kate to Horse Guards Parade, lip reader Jeremy Freeman identified the affectionate term used by the young prince.

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Dressed smartly and waving to the assembled crowd, George then turned to Kate and affectionately called her "Momma". It seems that the fondness for nicknames is mutual, as Kate has lovingly dubbed her firstborn and heir to the throne with a quintessentially British nickname: PG tips.

The renowned British tea brand shares the same initials as the young Prince George, a nickname that's sometimes even shortened to just 'Tips', reports the Mirror.

It's been revealed that the Royal Family has a tradition of using endearing nicknames, with the late Prince Philip also having a similar moniker; his close friends and family referred to him as 'P. P.', reflecting his own initials.

A Royal insider told The Sun about the significance of these pet names within the Royal household: "The royals are not very good at communicating with one another so this is one way around it. Nicknames are a way of taking the family tension out of things," they said. "They can also be a rather childlike family. They love to play games and they give each other silly presents. I think it's because they have to be so earnest in their public lives."