What Prince George and Princess Charlotte call granddad Prince Charles

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  • Britain's Prince William arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte after his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, in London, April 23, 2018.
    Britain's Prince William arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte after his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, in London, April 23, 2018. Reuters/Henry Nicholls
  • Prince George, Princess Charlotte
    Britain's Prince William and Princess Charlotte look on as Prince George plays with a bubble gun at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. Reuters/Chris Wattie
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a special nickname for Prince Charles. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest children call their royal grandfather a befitting name that reflects both his roles as a grandfather and a Prince of Wales.

According to the Daily Mail, 5-year-old George and 3-year-old Charlotte call their paternal grandfather “Grandpa Wales,” which accurately describes both of Charles’ roles.

Britain's Prince Charles pays his respects at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, India, November 9, 2017. Britain's Prince Charles pays his respects at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, India, November 9, 2017.  Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

The nickname is reminiscent of how their great-grandma Queen Elizabeth called her own grandfather. When she was just a child, then-Princess Elizabeth apparently called King George V “Grandpa England.”

As for the Queen, George also had a special nickname for her. Kate Middleton had previously revealed that George, when he was just 2 years old, called his great-grandmother “Gan-Gan.”

Meanwhile, Prince Charles, who will turn 70 on Nov. 14, has apparently been trusting his elder son more in making decisions. The Daily Mail adds that he turns to Prince William in “all major family decisions.”

“Charles increasingly consults the Duke of Cambridge in all major family decisions; about his hopes that, while his sons have created new charity networks, one of his grandchildren — maybe George — will one day take on the stewardship of his own. ”

Prince William and Prince Harry have also spoken up on their father ’ s legacy. In a new BBC documentary, the Dukes have revealed Charles, an activist for environmental conservation, had taught them a holiday activity that they still do today.

Britain's Prince Charles (C) and his sons Prince William (L) and Prince Harry ski down Whistler Mountain, during their spring break vacation March 26 at Whistler. Britain's Prince Charles (C) and his sons Prince William (L) and Prince Harry ski down Whistler Mountain, during their spring break vacation March 26 at Whistler.  Reuters/Str Old

“ He took us litter-picking when we were younger on holiday, ” William said. “ We were in Norfolk on school holidays and went out littler-picking with him. Both of us thought, ‘ This is perfectly normal; everyone must do it. ’ We ’ re there with our, basically, spikes, stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags. ”

Harry said the activity has become a habit for them.

“ I didn ’ t go out consciously looking for it. If you go for a walk somewhere and see something and it stands out, you pick it up, ” the Duke of Sussex said. “ You realise, I ’ ve literally done this because I am programmed to do it because my father did it and actually we should all be doing it. ”

William has also defended the future king from backlash for being an environmentalist.

“ He does live the way he advocates so, until someone comes up with an electric plane, it ’ s impossible to get around the world, for instance, without using a plane that ’ s there, ” he said. “ He did take to heart the criticism quite a lot when he was younger. ”

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