Prince Louis Has the Cutest Nickname from His Older Siblings

Prince George and Princess Charlotte clearly love their little brother.

Prince Louis
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The royal family has proven quite keen on giving each other nicknames—as many family members do as a sign of affection. But we’re learning, thanks to The Daily Express, the adorable nickname older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte call little brother Prince Louis: “Lou Lou,” which they’ve apparently called him since he was little (well, even littler than he is now at four years old).

At school, George’s friends call him “PG” and “Tips,” which is “based on the popular tea brand PG Tips and his Prince George initials,” the outlet says. “The name has been such a hit that William and Kate have both adopted the nickname for him at home, too.” (We must say, that’s a pretty clever nickname for young kids to come up with.)

For her part, Charlotte’s friends at school at Thomas’s Battersea in London—where George also attends—have taken to calling her “Lottie,” which, coincidentally, is also what mom Kate Middleton calls her daughter at home.

Kate is a nickname for Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge’s birth name. And Prince William had his own nickname as a child, given to him by mom Princess Diana— “Wombat.”

“It began when I was two,” William said in a 2007 interview with NBC. “I’ve been rightfully told, because I can’t remember back that far. But when we went to Australia with our parents, and the wombat, you know, that’s the local animal. So, I just basically got called that. Not because I look like a wombat—or maybe I do.”

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.