What Nickname Does Prince Charles Have For Meghan Markle?

We know the royals have plenty of regal titles and even secret codes names sometimes used for their protection, but when referring to one another they prefer to use unique nicknames. It was recently revealed that Prince Charles gave Meghan Markle a nickname when he welcomed her into the family. The name though left people scratching their heads as it’s not something anyone would have guessed.

Here’s the odd nickname the Prince of Wales call his daughter-in-law and the reason behind it, plus some other nicknames the royals have for each other.

What Prince Charles calls her

Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Meghan Markle
(L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Charles’ nickname for Markle is “Tungsten,” which is a type of strong metal known for its robustness.

While the name may seem strange The Daily Mail noted that it’s actually a compliment as he gave her it to her to match the strength and determination she displays.

“Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives Harry, who needs a tungsten-type figure in his life as he can be a bit of a softy. It’s become a term of endearment,” a royal source said.

What Markle’s mother calls her

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

The Prince of Wales isn’t the only one who has given Markle a nickname, in fact, the former actress revealed that her mother, Doria Ragland, has called her by the same nickname since she was a child.

Before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Markle was still writing her blog called The Tig and in an entry published 2016 she discussed how Ragland answered a question she posed by saying, “‘I don’t know, Flower.”

Markle added, “And yes, she calls me, ‘Flower.’”

Markle’s nickname for Prince Harry

Markle also uses nicknames and previously let it slip what she calls Prince Harry.

In August 2018 after seeing the musical Hamilton, the duke and duchess posed for pictures with the cast. To make sure she wasn’t blocking her husband, Markle asked, “Can you see, my love?”

Once she and the prince realized the whole cast heard what she said they started to laugh and blush.

More nicknames the royals have for each other

It’s not just Markle who has a nickname for her significant other. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have sweet pet names they call one another too.

During a public appearance at a flower show in Chelsea, Prince William and Kate Middleton were heard calling each other “babe” and “darling.”

As for Her Majesty and Philip, Royal biographer Robert Lacey previously shared the information that he has heard the prince call her “cabbage.” Moreover, a scene from the 2006 film The Queen, also noted that the Duke of Edinburgh calls his wife by that name. It’s unclear why Philip chose that nickname for her but according to The Sunday Times, it may have originated from the French phrase “mon petit chou,” which translates to “my little cabbage” and also “my little pastry puff.”

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