Prince William Calls Princess Charlotte by a Cute Nickname (Video)
On Sunday, Duchess Kate and Prince William took their three children to play in the newly developed garden that Kate worked on at Chelsea Flower Show. A clip shared by Kensington Palace revealed that William has a cute nickname for one of his children.
THE CAMBRIDGES VISIT THE GARDEN
Over the weekend, Duchess Kate, 37, and her husband Prince William, 36, visited her specially designed “Back To Nature” garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Their children: Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 13 months all got to go along.
On Monday, Kensington Palace posted a number of images and videos from the excursion. In one video, William reveals a nickname he has for Charlotte.
The Duchess of Cambridge 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. #RHSChelsea pic.twitter.com/MJPmbVkmIC— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2019
WILLIAM ASKS GEORGE TO RATE THE GARDEN
As he plays with the children in the garden the Duke asks George, who is swinging joyfully on a rope swing, how he’d rank his mother’s garden design. William asks: “What would you give it out of 10, George? How many marks out of 10 would you give it? With 10 being the highest.”
Not wanting to follow the rules and sharing his love for his mother’s work, the little boy responds: “Twenty.” With a laugh, George’s father replies: “Twenty out of 10? That’s pretty good. I think Mummy’s done well.”
"I hope that this woodland that we have created here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together." — The Duchess of Cambridge on the #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden pic.twitter.com/286B9TOPGA— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 20, 2019
THE DUKE REVEALS HIS ADORABLE NICKNAME FOR HIS DAUGHTER
The clip then moves to show William having a go on the swing. At one point he calls over his daughter and asks her to give him a push on the rope swing.
However, he doesn’t refer to her by her name and, instead, uses the nickname “Mignonette.” “Mignonette” is derived from the French origin of “mignon” which means “small, sweet, and delicate” or “cute.”
KATE SHARES HOW MUCH HER CHILDREN ENJOYED THE GARDEN
Old French definitions also consider the word “mignon” to mean “dainty, pleasing, gentle, and kind.” Speaking about her children’s visit to her garden, Kate shared that they “played last night in a way I hadn’t imagined. They were throwing stones. I hadn’t actually thought that that was what they would be doing.”
She added: “They kicked their shoes off, and wanted to paddle in the stream . . . using it in a way that I hadn’t anticipated.” The Duchess created the garden with the help of the Royal Horticultural Society and designers Andrée Davies and Adam White.
“I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children.” — The Duchess of Cambridge #RHSChelsea pic.twitter.com/uDLOXQY8L7— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2019
The purpose of the garden is to highlight the benefits of playing outdoors in nature. The Royal’s oldest child might also have a nickname of his own.
GEORGE MIGHT HAVE A NICKNAME TOO!
In January, George allegedly revealed that his nickname was “Archie” while speaking to a woman who was walking her dog. George stopped to stroke the woman’s dog after playing with his sister in a stream.
At the time, the little boy and his sister were taking a walk with their grandmother Carole Middleton in Berkshire.
KATE AND CHARLOTTE ARE HAIRSTYLE TWINS!
On Monday, Kate also invited the Queen to visit her new garden. For the visit, the Duchess wore a floral Erdem dress with beige wedges and styled her hair in a braided, half-updo.
She appears to enjoy having her daughter wear the same hairstyle. During their weekend outing to the garden, Charlotte was seen sporting the same updo.