Meghan Markle Revealed the Sweet Nickname That Her Mom Doria Ragland Calls Her

Nicknames are an intimate form of expression, something that indicates a level of closeness between two people. But for members of the British royal everyone must address them by their full name in public – with their official title, of course.

That’s why it’s so sweet that even members of the royal family are likely to call each other by nicknames in their private lives. Most royals have nicknames for each other and for their children. Even one of the newest members of the royal family, Meghan Markle, has an adorable nickname from her mom.

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland | Steve Parsons-Pool/Getty Images

What are some of the royal nicknames?

Meghan Markle’s husband Prince Harry goes by a nickname most of the time… that’s because his name isn’t technically Harry, it’s Henry. His parents always intended to call him Harry, but if you check royal documents, that’s not his real name. His friends sometimes call him by the name, “Spike Wells,” which references a (now deleted) Facebook account he created under that alias. And as for his wife Meghan Markle? She calls the Duke of Sussex, “my love,” and accidentally let it slip in public once.

Queen Elizabeth gave herself the nickname “Tillabet” which eventually morphed into “Lilibet” among her close friends and family. Her husband Prince Philip calls her “Cabbage.” Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate call each other “darling” or “babe” quietly in public sometimes – if you listen closely, you might hear them say it. Princess Diana used to call her eldest son Prince William “Wombat” when he was a child.

The Duchess of Cambridge often calls her kids “poppet.” Her son Prince George was overheard calling himself by the nickname, “Archie” once.

What is Meghan Markle’s nickname?

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

In private, Prince Harry simply calls her Meg. But it turns out Meghan Markle has a nickname that was bestowed upon her long before she married the Duke of Sussex and became an official royal family member. When she was still running her lifestyle blog called The Tig, Meghan Markle shared details about her life that she’d never consider revealing these days.

The Duchess of Sussex deleted her social media accounts and took down her website once it became clear she was going to marry Prince Harry. However, sometimes old posts turn up that reveal insight into the inner life of the royal wife. One post from 2016 included a questionnaire that Meghan filled out to talk about herself.

For the question, “My nickname is…” Meghan Markle added the response, “My nickname is Meg, MM, M&M, and Flower (which my mum has called me since I was little).” 

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland | Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Everyone already knew Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, and the Duchess are very close. She’s even moving in to help with the baby when he or she is born in the spring! But this sweet nickname just helps proves that fact even more.

With all those royal nicknames floating around, it seems inevitable that the new royal baby will get a special name once he or she is born. We can’t wait to find out what it is!