Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to welcome their third child on any given day. There have been numerous speculations as to the gender and the name of the little one but, for the most part, the couple has been tight-lipped on the matter. Thankfully, the long wait is drawing to an end, and we will finally learn all the details we’ve been itching to hear.
It goes without saying that the addition of this precious little bundle will only increase the number of little ones in the palace. Their bright, cheery spirits bright such life and joy to the entire family, and have one more to join in on the fun will only make things grander.
The newborn will make the sixth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and the eighth grandchild of Camilla Parker Bowles. While Camilla is technically their “step-grandmother,” the little ones see her just as they would anyone in that position: a loving grandmother.
It’s been said that big brother, Prince George, and soon-to-be big sister, Princess Charlotte, have a sweet way of addressing the Queen. Gan-Gan is their go-to name for her, and she couldn’t adore the name more. When it comes to the Duchess of Cornwall, though, many have wondered just how they have chosen address her.
After years of speculation, the Duchess finally broke her silence and admitted her nickname. Her own grandchildren chose to forego the traditional names like “nana” or “grandma,” and opted to call her “GaGa.” “I don’t know if they think it’s because they think I am, but it is still very sweet,” Camilla stated.
Prince William let a little information slip on the matter, shedding light on how they feel about Camilla as a grandmother. In the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, William said he often reminds his children of the “two grandmothers in their lives.” By this, we know that he is referring to Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, and his own mother, the late Princess Diana.
For now, it’s a bit unclear as to how close George and Charlotte are with their step-grandmother and even go as far as adopting the name “GaGa” for her. Regardless the name, they respect and honor the woman married to their grandfather.