Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge. His Royal Highness. William has many titles that he goes by. However doubtless one in every of his favorites? Pops.
That’s apparently what William’s eldest son Prince George, who simply turned 9 final week, calls him, per PEOPLE. (William can be dad to Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.) Way back to 2018, William’s spouse Kate Middleton advised reporters that George—who would have been round 5 on the time—calls his dad by the informal moniker, and that doubtless Charlotte and Louis do as nicely, although solely George’s use of the nickname was particularly talked about.
In keeping with Fiona Sturgess, who was within the crowd, on a go to to Leicester 4 years in the past, “Kate stated that William was enjoying soccer with the youngsters final night time, and one in every of them stated, I feel it was George, ‘Are you enjoying soccer tomorrow, Pops?’”
Along with a putting bodily resemblance, William and George share an in depth bond, PEOPLE studies. The outlet writes that William, second in line to the throne, is already instructing George, who’s third in line, about royal life and making ready him for his personal future as king sometime. George has additionally honored one in every of his Pops’ favourite charitable causes, as information broke lately from Charlie Mayhew—chief government of the charity Tusk, which works to guard endangered species in Africa (and of which William is a longtime supporter)—that George held a cake sale through the COVID-19 lockdown to boost cash for the group. William, as a part of his ongoing work to guard the surroundings, has been a royal patron for Tusk since 2005, PEOPLE studies.
“George has additionally inherited quite a lot of pursuits and hobbies from his father,” the outlet writes. “Like Prince William, Prince George is a giant soccer fan and even received to tag alongside together with his mother and father to the Euro 2020 match final summer time, wanting all grown up in a go well with and tie for the video games.” (He sported the identical look this month for Wimbledon, one other sporting occasion each his mother and father love and attend usually.) William and George additionally share a love for aviation, particularly helicopters—William is a former search and rescue captain within the Royal Air Pressure, and George has lengthy been fascinated.
For her half, Charlotte likes to name her dad “Papa,” as was revealed in a letter from the younger course of to her “Granny,” Princess Diana, launched in honor of Mom’s Day within the U.Ok. in 2021. Within the letter, Charlotte wrote, poignantly, “Papa is lacking you.”