Heritage

Is This Meghan Markle's Secret Nickname for the Queen?

Here's the sweet moniker that only the Queen's closest relatives are allowed to use.
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES/ MARK CUTHBERT
Comments

The Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law, the newly named Duchess of Sussex, have been spending a lot of time together recently.

Meghan Markle made her first solo appearance with the monarch on Thursday in Cheshire, where they seemed to get along jolly well at a ceremony to open the Mersey Gateway Bridge, and a performance at a local theater, and lunch at the town hall.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The trip is a major step for the royals' relationship, and once the Duchess becomes familiar enough with Her Majesty, she will reportedly be able to take it to the next level and call the Queen by a nickname only a chosen few are allowed to use.

Majesty editor Ingrid Seward told Grazia that Markle can refer to the Queen as "Mama"—but only after a period of time in which she "gets to know her as Diana did."

Before then, Seward says the Duchess is still expected to curtsy and refer to the Queen as "Your Majesty." The next step would be "Ma'am," followed by the truly exclusive term for the royal, "Mama."

So while the Duchess might still be in the curtsying phase, the more events like yesterday's that she does, the closer it seems she'll get to being on pet-name terms with Britain's top monarch.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Comments
About The Author
Sam Dangremond
View Other Articles From Sam Dangremond
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Plus, why he thinks the world could use some good old-fashion revolutions.
 
Share
Ever wondered why the Philippine passport switched from a green color to maroon?
 
Share
The Hulu show will be based on the hit podcast of the same name.
 
Share
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have just announced that they're keeping their birth plans "private"-but there are still a few things we know.
 
Share
 
Share
'To the Higher Power I pray because I know I have committed, in fact, the seven most serious. I am truly rich, but I am also human.'
 
Share
Yes, that would be the first U.S. president's sword in Robert De Niro's hands.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
Think of it as the most democratic skincare ingredient.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US