Royal fans are convinced that Prince William has the sweetest nickname for Princess Charlotte.
Earlier this week, the Cambridge children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1,
headed out to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with their parents Prince William and Kate Middleton to explore Kate’s ‘Back To Nature’ feature garden.
And the family took to their social media pages to share a series of sweet photos and videos with their adoring fans across the world.
The videos gave fans an insight into the dynamics of the adorable Cambridge family and treated royal enthusiasts to a glimpse of how the three children interact with each other.
We even got to see a bit more of
Princess Charlotte’s sassy side when she turned down her dad’s request that she give brother Prince George a hand in the outdoor den.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
In the videos, the young royal also seemed pretty impressed with her mother’s garden, as when she entered she could be heard exclaiming ‘ooh la la!’.
And it seems that the gushing exclamation isn’t the only French that the young princess knows.
Read more: Why Kate Middleton is being criticised for taking Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on a day out
Because royal fans are convinced that the videos show Prince William addressing his only daughter with an adorable French nickname.
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👀 We invite you to take a sneak peek at The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea ‘Back to Nature’ Garden! The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Speaking ahead of @The_RHS garden unveiling, The Duchess of Cambridge said: “In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.” Some features of the #ChelseaFlowerShow garden include: 1. A swing seat hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house, encouraging creative play and discovery for all generations. 2. The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. 3/4. The garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme. The garden will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures. The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life. The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role.
The photos and videos show all of the Cambridge family taking turns on the garden’s rope swing.
When Prince William takes his turn in what has been described as a
hilarious dad moment, he jumps on the swing and calls over to Charlotte saying ‘give me a push’.
However, to get his daughter’s attention the dad-of-three can be heard calling ‘mignonette’.
The adorable nickname is the diminutive of the French word ‘mignon’, meaning ‘cute’. So ‘mignonette’ would roughly translate as ‘cutie’.
This isn’t the first time that the royals have let slip a nickname, as back in February the
Duchess of Cambridge mentioned how she addresses Princess Charlotte.
Speaking to a royal well-wisher while out in Northern Ireland, Kate said: ‘Oh! He’s the same ages as Lottie,’ obviously referring to Princess Charlotte.
We wonder what other nicknames the family have for each other!