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Old 08-21-2016, 03:06 PM
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as a foreigner i often already have problems in keeping track who "chas", "phil" and "wills" are
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:09 PM
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Wills is pretty definitely William D of Cambridge. I dont know anyone else who has ever been givene this nickname, in Royal circles.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:28 PM
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Denville, When you use the name "Chas" (you tend to do that more often in posts I have noticed) I have to think who it is...
Yes, I know from the context that it is P.Charles, but the name "Chas" is not that obvious for non-english people

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Old 08-21-2016, 03:46 PM
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Sorry Lee, I am not a fast typist, so I do use abbreviations. its a well known abbreviaton for Charles, iin England, and as I dont think any other royal is called Charles I thought ti was Ok.. I'll try and write it in full
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:50 PM
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Denville, When you use the name "Chas" (you tend to do that more often in posts I have noticed) I have to think who it is...
Yes, I know from the context that it is P.Charles, but the name "Chas" is not that obvious for non-english people

Chas and Phil (and Cam) can be mind bogglers. It is that I am acquainted with the general attitude of abbreviating names, else I wouldn't have guessed for the life of me that we're talking about The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Wills is easy (for me), he was known as Wombat Wills in his youth.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:54 PM
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I think Charles called him "Wills" once or twice and the papers stuck with the name. And sorry I cannot type out Camilla duchess of Cornwall etc. in the UK people call them "Phil" or Charles.. etc...
I dont like a disrespectful nickname, but an abbreivation is OK IMO.
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:19 PM
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I believe even Diana herself called him Wills, though I'm not sure about that. Is The Duke of Edinburgh really called Phil? I've never heard about it and I've followed The British Royal Family on and off for years. If so, I've learned something new.

The Duchess of Cornwall is also abbreviated DoC here (whereas The Duchess of Cambridge -also DoC- is abbreviated DoCa).
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:49 PM
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I believe even Diana herself called him Wills, though I'm not sure about that. Is The Duke of Edinburgh really called Phil? I've never heard about it and I've followed The British Royal Family on and off for years. If so, I've learned something new.

The Duchess of Cornwall is also abbreviated DoC here (whereas The Duchess of Cambridge -also DoC- is abbreviated DoCa).
Well not to his face of course, but he was often called "Phil the Greek"... etc. I think that as a baby, yes Diana and Charles called him Wills in public a few times, and "Willie Wombat" and the papers just kept on with it..
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:56 PM
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Well not to his face of course, but he was often called "Phil the Greek"... etc. I think that as a baby, yes Diana and Charles called him Wills in public a few times, and "Willie Wombat" and the papers just kept on with it..
My favorite though has to be when William got older and his father referred to him as Combat Wombat. LOL

I agree that we should always try and stick to using the full name or the titles of the people we are talking about in posts. It took me a while but I finally started to realize that to get a message across to everyone reading (and a lot of people here do not have English as their first language)to write so that everyone can get meaning from it. Most nicknames were pinned on people by those that know them personally and for the majority of us, I don't think that is the case.
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I think that given that so many royals have similar names and even the same titles at times, Nicknames are a way of distinguishing them. Take The Late Alexandra Empress of Russia. She was born Princess Alix.. But became Alexandra when she married Nicholas II. But her aunt, Queen Alexandra, was born Alexandra, and was known In the family as "Alix"..
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:23 PM
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I still think it'd be so neat and appropriate for Charles to reign as "Charles the Green". It would be uniquely him. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:31 PM
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I still think it'd be so neat and appropriate for Charles to reign as "Charles the Green". It would be uniquely him. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
It would suit with his intention to be known as "The Defender of Nature".
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:51 AM
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I think that given that so many royals have similar names and even the same titles at times, Nicknames are a way of distinguishing them. Take The Late Alexandra Empress of Russia. She was born Princess Alix.. But became Alexandra when she married Nicholas II. But her aunt, Queen Alexandra, was born Alexandra, and was known In the family as "Alix"..
As a young child, Empress Alexandra of Russia was nicknamed "Sunny" because of her happy personality - which mostly disappeared after her mother's death. Later on she was either "Sunny" or "Alicky" in the family.
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:29 AM
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I still think it'd be so neat and appropriate for Charles to reign as "Charles the Green". It would be uniquely him. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I always get an image of Kermit in a woolly scarf when this comes up!
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:04 PM
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What if Prince Charles decided to reign as King Louis I to honor his granduncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten?
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:11 PM
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What if Prince Charles decided to reign as King Louis I to honor his granduncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten?
That would be a very nice tribute but you can only choose one of your given names for your regnal name. Charles Philip Arthur George, Louis is not one.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:25 PM
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He can choose any name he likes. It doesn't have to be a name he was given at his baptism. Like everyone else he can change his name by 'deed poll' and so could change his name to Louis, or add it if he wanted to do so.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:21 AM
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I don't think Charles would choose a French name. Why do you think neither he or William used louis as a first name for their sons? Because they understood the need for a British name for British heir. Further down the line is another matter. If he chose to honor his Mounbattan side, George would honor both his grandfather and Philip's Uncle.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:30 PM
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What is a deed poll?
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:21 AM
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What is a deed poll?
Its going to court with a petition to legally change your name I believe.
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