Prince George of Cambridge is almost certainly going to sit on the throne of Great Britain as King… one day. At the moment, he’s just a cute little four-year-old boy. And he’s also one of the few people allowed to speak to Queen Elizabeth II using something other than her name or “Your Majesty.” And now George’s mommy Kate Middleton has revealed what the little prince calls his famous great-grandmother.
Names are very important to the royals. For example, although George’s parents Kate Middleton and Prince William are often referred to as “Wills and Kate” by the media, it would be a huge faux pas to call them that to their faces. Kate doesn’t mind being called either Catherine or Kate, but on royal documents she’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. And her husband is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
And when they got married they knew that their child would be a Prince or Princess of Cambridge. However, for the first time in modern British history it wouldn’t actually matter which. That’s because, ahead of George’s birth in July 2013, Britain’s parliament passed a new law that allowed the oldest royal child to always get the throne regardless of gender.