Revealed: The cheeky nickname Prince George's classmates use for him in school 2 months ago

Revealed: The cheeky nickname Prince George's classmates use for him in school

Kids will be kids.

Little Prince George isn't quite so little anymore, as the young royal celebrated his 9th birthday last week.

Marking the occasion with a sweet snap taken by mum Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a sweet social media post wishing their eldest son a happy birthday, captioning the post with a cake and a balloon.

Up until now, Prince George has been a pupil at Thomas's Battersea school in south-west London. However, as of this autumn, the Cambridges are moving to Windsor, and both George, as well as his younger siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be starting a new school there.

According to Us Weekly a source close to the royals revealed that “the whole family [is] extremely excited to be moving to Windsor, not just because it will bring them closer to [Queen Elizabeth II] but it’s a perfect happy medium that brings them closer to London than if they chose to settle full time in Berkshire or Amner Hall.”

Royal nicknames

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Insiders have also revealed that although the family is excited about their move, George has been really happy at his London school – and has made some great friends over the years.

In fact, his little friends have even come up with a nickname for the royal. Deciding not to opt for 'Prince George' or 'His Royal Highness', rather, they have come up with their own name for their classmate. Turns out, the young prince is reportedly known as "PG" with his friends – thanks to his 'Prince George' initials.

According to The Mirror , the nickname is said to have been such a hit that it has even taken off at home, with his parents calling him both "PG" and "Tips" - after the famous British tea brand, PG Tips.

Officially, as royals don't really have last names, the custom is that they take on their father – or parents' – title as a family moniker.

Meaning, as a child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George is officially known as George Cambridge to his classmates and teachers. The same goes for his younger siblings as they are known as Charlotte Cambridge and Louis Cambridge.

The Cambridges are not strangers to nicknames. During their royal tour of Northern Ireland in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were chatting to well-wishers when a lady told the Daily Mail that Kate stopped and chatted to her and her little boy.

She revealed: "I said he is four and she said 'oh, he's the same age as Lottie' — she calls her Lottie!"