#2 A very surprising nickname behind closed doors
If you were a citizen of England, you wouldn’t be caught dead calling her anything else but her royal designations, as it was very easy to just call her the Queen if you mentioned the monarch. Though we are sure some others would call her by other names, we doubt anyone used something more surprising than her nickname, given by her husband: “Cabbage.”
Yes, you read that right. The leafy green vegetable served as a pet name for the royal during her long marriage to Prince Philip (it lasted for 74 years until the death of her husband). It was revealed by the British biographer Robert Lacey that this was the affectionate name her husband used behind the closed doors of Buckingham Palace. Many suppose it’s a literal translation from the French “mon petit chou,” which literally means “little cabbage” despite its usage as “my little sweeties.”
Either way, it’s a cute nickname and a testament to their love, despite him being her third cousin, originally from Corfu, Greece, whom she met at a royal wedding back in 1934.