Prince George uses sweet nickname ‘pops’ for his dad William at home

Young Prince George has a sweet nickname for his father Prince William, according to reports.

George, who is eight years old, is the eldest of William and wife Kate Middleton's three children.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also share Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three.

The adorable nickname George has for his dad was let slip by the Duchess previously during a visit to Leicester City Football Club a few years ago.

The royal couple visited the ground to pay tribute to chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who sadly died following a tragic helicopter accident.

Football fan Fiona Sturgess asked Kate, 39, how the children were doing, and Kate revealed the cute moniker George calls his dad.

Fiona said: “Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night and one of them said, I think it was George, said: ‘Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?’”

William, 40, is not the only royal to have a nickname, as George has one himself.

According to reports, William and Kate call their eldest PG, his initials, and began the tradition shortly after he was born.

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They then jokingly added the word 'Tips' after, in reference to the famous teabag brand.

Eventually, the nickname was reduced to just Tips, writes Entertainment Daily.

For their only daughter, Charlotte, William once called her Mignonette during a family visit to the Chelsea Flower Show.

The French word is reported to mean "small, sweet, and delicate" or "cute".

And for the Duchess herself, when she was a young child, she was referred to as Squeak, stemming from the name of her guinea pig.

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The Cambridge's are not the only royals to reveal cute nicknames and inside jokes with each other.

The Queen was referred to as Lilibet by her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh, after Her Majesty having trouble speaking her own name when she was a young girl, and the name stuck with her ever since.

She had first begun saying 'Tillabet' but as she grew older it changed to Lilibet between family and friends.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their second child, a little girl, in June, and chose to name her Lilibet in tribute to the monarch.

Prince Philip also reportedly had another way of speaking to the Queen. In the 2006 film, called The Queen, Philip says to Her Majesty – played by Dame Helen Mirren, "Move over, Cabbage," believed to be another cute joke between the pair.

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