Queen Elizabeth has a reputation of being a no-nonsense monarch who never steps out without her trademark twin set, pearls or a single hair out of place.
The Queen has been disciplined like this even before taking over the throne.
She’s is the longest reigning monarch in the history of the British royal family. The coronation of Princess Elizabeth took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, London.
Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne at a young age of 25 upon the death of her father, George VI, on 6 February 1952, being proclaimed queen by her privy and executive councils shortly afterwards.
Behind the closed doors, she is a completely different person. She has a softer side to her, with her family never calling her by her first name. They all call her with an affectionate nickname instead.
Royal protocol dictates that should commoners ever be lucky to meet the queen, she should be addressed as ‘Her Majesty’ first, and then ‘Ma’am’ afterwards. However, inside palace walls, the queen has a much more relaxed moniker that she answers to. It was reportedly coined by, none other than, her parents and grandparents because she couldn’t say her own name when she was young.
“Lilibet is my pride,” her father King George VI once said. “Margaret is my joy.” Lilibet isn’t the only unlikely nickname the Queen has been bestowed.
Prince William reportedly calls his grandmother ‘Gary’ after he struggled with saying ‘granny’ as a child. Wills’ son Prince George has another take on his great-grandma’s title, referring to the monarch as ‘Gan Gan’.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty’s husband Prince Philip has his own food-themed terms of endearment for his wife of 70 years, with reports he calls her ‘Sausage’ as well as ‘Cabbage’.