Apparently Prince George Has a Nickname—and It's Not What You Would Expect

Prince George of Cambridge—you know, that adorable little 5-year-old royal who will likely one day be king—is a boy of many names, apparently. Of course, he literally has many names on his birth certificate: George Alexander Louis, to be exact. But he also reportedly revealed that he goes by another name that we never would have guessed.

The Daily Mail reports that a woman walking her dog casually happened upon the young prince and his sister Princess Charlotte while they were playing in a stream near their grandmother Carole Middleton's home in Berkshire, England.

First, can you imagine going out for a leisurely stroll and seeing the heir to the throne and his little sister? Luckily, this unnamed woman kept her composure—and followed the directions of the royals' protection officer to not snap any photos.

But she did strike up a convo with the little ones while George petted her dog. "Just to be friendly, I engaged in a bit of small talk, and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it," she says. "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."

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This revelation could mean a number of things. Maybe he's been sneaking into the room while his parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, are bingeing Riverdale on Netflix (a hypothetical, of course). Perhaps George already has an alter ego, like the royal version of Beyonc´é's Sasha Fierce. Or maybe, at age 5, he already knows how to brilliantly troll people—and the press. (I feel like maybe his Uncle Harry would be proud of that one.)

Needless to say, it seems we can now add Archie to the list of George's names and nicknames which also include, per the Daily Mail: PG (which is what he's called at school—and is likely short for Prince George, of course), "PG Tips" (a spin on the school nickname by his parents, which is is also a common brand of tea in the UK), and the shortened version, "Tips".

No word on which one the Queen prefers, but we love that the little royal has already dubbed himself with an adorable nickname.

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Published at Sun, 27 Jan 2019 18:50:17 +0000