Most everyone's parents bequeath their kids with nicknames that make absolutely no sense, yet convey some sort of affection. Last week, for example, we learned that Kylie Jenner calls her daughter Stormi "Noodle."
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, can relate. Her mother also has a few nicknames for her that range from the rather logical to the questionably associative, and thanks to some lite Internet archaeology from British newspaper The Express, who put someone with a lot of patience in charge of excavating the web archives of Markle's former blog, The Tig, we now know what they are.
On August 4, 2016, Markle marked her birthday on the blog with an interview…with herself. She answered some questions in the section of the blog called "Tig Talk," a Q&A usually reserved for celebrities.
"My nickname is Meg, MM, M&M, and Flower (which my mum has called me since I was little)," Markle wrote, reports The Express.
As far as mother-bestowed nicknames go, "Flower" is definitely a cute one—but we have to say, it's nothing compared to what Prince Charles reportedly calls his daughter-in-law. He definitely wins the most creative Meghan-Markle-nickname award, with his casual address of "Tungsten" to the duchess. Yep, he calls Meghan "Tungsten," which—if you remember the horrors of your high school chemistry class—appears on the periodic table under the symbol "W." Apparently it's a testament to the fact that she's "strong and unbending.”
"Flower," "Tungsten," "M&M"—she’ll always be Meghan to us.
Published at Sun, 03 Feb 2019 23:48:59 +0000