With a full name of George Alexander Louis from Cambridge, it was perhaps inevitable that the 5-year-old Prince George would have a nickname. His father, Prince William, was often called “testaments” by his friends (and the press), and Prince Harry is technically Prince Henry. But George’s exact name was unclear. Earlier this year, The Sun reported that the little prince himself had told a woman in a park that his name was “Archie,” which is, yes, cute, but also confusing. Was George just naughty? Does he use another name with strangers to blend in? (It’s not uncommon – William reportedly went through “Steven” while studying at St. Andrews University.) There were plenty of theories.
Now, however, a new, simpler candidate has arrived: P.G.
According to Vanity Fair, the classmates of the little king in Thomas’s Battersea call him by these initials, short for Prince George. “George is very happy at school, his nickname is P.G.,” says a parent at school. “He is very popular and has many friends, and very little hassle about who he is.” Also according to the outlet, George (excuse us, P.G.) enjoys a lot of performance dates and parties with his classmates.
Princess Charlotte is likely to sit with her older brother in Thomas’s Battersea in September. Will she also use a shortened play name? It seems so – it is said to be sometimes called “Lottie,” which is a common abbreviation for Charlotte, especially in the UK.
Not a word about a nickname for Prince Louis – who will be 1 next week. But if he does follow George’s lead, P.L. has a nice twist on it.