The children of Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, have an adorable yet unusual nickname for their grandfather, King Charles II. Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte call Charles ‘Grandpa Wales’ in a nod to his former title of Prince of Wales, which he held before becoming King. It is thought that the nickname was inspired by the children’s late great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who reportedly called her own grandfather King George V ‘Grandpa England’.
King Charles III has repeatedly spoken about his pride in being a grandfather to five children.
One of the more eye-catching moments during the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year featured Prince Louis climbing up onto Charles’ knee for a cuddle as they watched the Jubilee Pageant together.
It is thought that Louis, George and Charlotte will all be in attendance to witness ‘Grandpa Wales’ be officially crowned during his Coronation.
The nickname was revealed during a Robert Hardman column in the Daily Mail, where he discussed ” the bedlam” that ensues when the three grandchildren visit.
During the column, he also noted that Charles increasingly consults his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, in all major family decisions.
Charles has told those close to him how he is worried about the current generation “b*****ing up” the planet for his grandchildren.
He told the royal historian: “If we would just stop b*****ing about with the planet. I just worry about the sort of world my grandchildren are going to live in.”
Earlier this week, the busy king was seen listening to emotional pleas for urgent help from families who have lost relatives in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.
The King heard first-hand stories from the Syrian community in an event at Trafalgar Square in London.
Charles heard from grieving families and was shown pictures and films of the damage caused by the earthquake before being given a traditional offering of Syrian coffee and dates.
The King, who had personally donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee fund, had said he was “deeply sorry” about the earthquake.