Does Prince George Already Use an Alias Name to Conceal His Identity?

It’s no secret that the royal family’s security team uses code names to throw off the public. But, in addition to said code names, some royals also use alias names when making reservations at restaurants, partying with friends at the pub, and other off-duty shenanigans.

As they step more and more into their royal life, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and other young royals will likely receive various code names (the royal police changes their names frequently to avoid public knowledge) by their security personnel. And, on top of that, might come up with alias names of their own. However, one young royal might already have a head start on the security measure.

Does Prince George already introduce himself with an alias name? Find out, ahead.

Prince George
The young prince has a hilarious nickname for himself. | RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images

Prince George’s nickname

Prince George is unaware of his future role in the royal family, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge allegedly plan to hold off on telling him so he won’t experience the same pressures that Prince William did when he first found out he is the future king.

That said, the almost-six-year-old is probably not oblivious to all the paparazzi and attention that surrounds him and his family when out in public or driving in the car and peeking through the Buckingham Palace windows while visiting his Gan Gan (aka Queen Elizabeth). Which might explain why he started introducing himself with an alias name.

According to reports, the young royal has quite the nickname for himself. Earlier this year, while playing near a stream by his grandmother, Carole Middleton’s house, Prince George spotted a dog that he wanted to pet. The woman walking the dog engaged in some friendly conversation with the little royal, clearly aware of who he was.

“Just to be friendly, I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it,” the woman told The Sun. “To my astonishment, he said ‘I’m called Archie’ with a big smile on his face,” she added.

More than likely, Prince George probably doesn’t know what an alias name is and, therefore, didn’t call himself Archie to protect his identity (although, it would be quite impressive if he did). And, since he doesn’t even know who he is to the rest of the world, he also probably didn’t troll the woman by introducing himself as a different name. Instead, it seems as if the young royal was having fun and playing make believe as so many children do. “I don’t know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely,” the woman concluded.

Royal family alias names

Prince George isn’t the only royal to throw off commoners. Back in his partying heyday, Prince Harry used to use an alias name. “I met Prince Harry once on a night out, probably four or five years ago. His friend introduced him as ‘Rob,’” Baroness Jessica Heydel from MTV’s The Royal World told Daily Mail. “I sat there and I thought, ‘That is Prince Harry, everyone knows that is Prince Harry,” she added.   

The Duke of Sussex’s big brother, Prince William also used to go by a fake name (perhaps that’s where Prince George got it from!). While at university, the future king allegedly used to introduce himself as “Steve.”

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