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The Queen was given this adorable nickname by her grandchildren – and it’s hilarious

Mirror logo Mirror 03/04/2017 Joshua Taylor
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Most people who meet the Queen call her "your majesty", followed by a bow or a curtsy.

But there are a number of hilarious nicknames used for the head of state by younger members of the royal family, it has been revealed.

Prince William used to call the Queen "Gary".

This was because he hadn't learned to say "granny" properly at the time, according to high society gossip columnist Richard Kay in the Daily Mail .

A royal guest revealed how the young prince began bawling "Gary, Gary" after falling over in Buckingham Palace once as a child.

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Asked who Gary was as she picked up her grandson, the Queen replied: "I'm Gary. He hasn't learned to say granny yet."

William's son Prince George also has a lovable nickname for the Queen.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge , revealed in a documentary last year to mark the Queen's 90th birthday how young George calls her "gan-gan".

According to biographer Kitty Kelley, this nickname has since been used jokingly by William, Charles and Harry.

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