What Nicknames Do Kate Middleton and Prince William Have for Each Other?

Many people have little nicknames for their significant others and so do the royals. Whether cute or odd, even the Queen of England isn’t above being called something other than her name by her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh calls Her Majesty “Cabbage.”  And when it comes to the future king of England, Prince William, he and his wife, Kate Middleton, have pet names for each other as well.

Here are the adorable and unique names the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have for each other plus the nickname Middleton calls her children.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton and Prince William | Daniel Leal-Olivas-WPA Pool/Getty Images

The pet names the duke and duchess have for each other

Attendants at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 said they heard the couple calling each other “babe” and “darling.”

Australian TV presenter and landscape gardener, Charlie Albone, told Grazia U.K. that when William asked Middleton about a plant she replied, “Babe, we’ve got those. We’ve got loads of those.”

Another one of the designers at the show, Margaret Knight, shared with Hello! that the prince stopped to look at poppies and asked the duchess, “Could you make one of these, darling?'”

The unique name William has called his wife

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton and Prince William | Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages

While the nicknames they were overheard using at the flower show seem pretty common, one name we know William has previously called Middleton is more unique. In 2006, five years before the pair tied the knot, William’s voicemail messages were hacked and transcripts revealed that he called his future wife “babykins.”

The Daily Mail noted that in those voicemails the prince said, “I’ve just picked up your message. Oh, my little babykins! I hope you are all right.”

We’re wondering if William still uses that name when speaking to her behind palace doors today.

The nickname Middleton has for her kids

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Prince George and Princess Charlotte | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Middleton uses one cute nickname for both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

In December 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen out with two of her kids shopping at The Range in Norfolk when a fellow shopper heard her use the adorable nickname for the children.

“As I was looking at the shelves I noticed a tall dark-haired lady further down the aisle and thought to myself ‘I recognize that face,” Sarah Daniels told The Express before it dawned on her who it was.

According to the 43-year-old teacher, at one point Princess Charlotte sat down on the floor in the aisle before her mother said to her, “Get up, poppet.” Daniels then recalled that Prince George asked his mom if they could buy dinosaur slime and Middleton called her son “poppet” as well.

Middleton’s youngest child, Prince Louis, was not with his mother and siblings that day but since the duchess referred to her other children this way there’s a chance she could call little Louis “poppet” too.

Read more: Is Kate Middleton Pregnant With Her Fourth Child?

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