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Old 10-19-2010, 11:39 PM
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Names For Royal Grandparents

I have often wondered what do the grand children of royals call thier grandparents, such as what do Prince Henrik get called by Christian and Isabella?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:06 AM
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All the royal grandparents that I know about for sure (from books/articles/documentarie) fall into the normal range of grandparent names - simply Grandpa and Grandma in whatever language, or sometimes a unique name that's developed within a family for whatever reason. Here's the ones I've heard about:

Henrik: Margrethe referred in a birthday toast to the kids calling him Grandpapa (French)
Harald and Sonja: Bestepappa and Bestemamma (just Grandpa and Grandma in Norwegian); and I read somewhere that Marius, their step-grandchild, calls them BesteHarald and BesteSonja
Astrid of Norway: Nonni (I don't think it means anything and I don't think it's a common name for grandmothers in Norway, but it's also what she, Harald, and Ragnhild called their maternal grandmother Ingeborg of Sweden)
Sofia: When the children were very small she said that they called her Amama, but later once she was a little older Leonor was heard to say Abu (short for Abuela=grandmother) during a photo shoot
Constantine and Anne-Marie: He said in an interview quite a few years ago that they were Apapa and Amama, which is a tradition in the family.
Elizabeth II: I think I read once where William had referred to her as Granny
Queen Maud of Norway: Granny (in English), because she was born an English princess
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I love how Norwefian grandkids call Harald and SOnja Bestemamma and Bestepappa.
But even more adorable is Maurius with his BesteHarald and BesteSonja. :))
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:50 AM
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Elizabeth II: I think I read once where William had referred to her as Granny
Somewhere it was mentioned that William used to call his grandmother "Garry" instead of Granny :)
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:35 AM
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Somewhere it was mentioned that William used to call his grandmother "Garry" instead of Granny :)
It's so adorable when they do that youd on't want to correct them. My niece used to call my dad "Umpa" because she couldn't say 'Grandpa' yet.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:19 AM
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I think Queen Margrethe's grandchildren (Christian and Isabella at any rate) call her 'farmor', in one of the videos in the series 'The Royal Family at Work', that's how Frederik refers to her with his children.

Does anyone know what the Belgian Royal children call Albert and Paola?
Or what Prince Philip of the UK is called by his grandchildren?
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Paola said once in an interview that they call her grandmother in Italian - which I think is nonna.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:08 AM
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I translated from english to Italian on google and it said that nonna means grandmother in Italian
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:31 PM
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Yes, the danish Prince Consort is called Grandpapa by his grandchildren. That´s the french word for "Granddad".

QMII is called Farmor by the grandchildren.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:46 AM
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what does Farmor mean?
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:51 AM
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Farmor means paternal grandmother
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:47 PM
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Rainier of Monaco was called Pappi by his grandchildren (well at least Andrea called him that way in a video, Caroline also taught him that Rainier's name is Monseigneur)
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I heard somewhere (the BBC I think) that Prince Philip is known as Grandad but QEII is always know as Ma'm.
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I heard somewhere (the BBC I think) that Prince Philip is known as Grandad but QEII is always know as Ma'm.
Can't remember where I read it but I've seen it several places where HM is called "Granny"
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:39 PM
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Amalia, Alexia and Ariane call Queen Beatrix Oma.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:10 PM
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The Queen Mother was called Gan Gan and the Queen is called Granny.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:30 PM
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I have read that Peter Phillips refered to his grandparents as Granny and Grandpa. He mentioned it in his pre wedding interview in Hello in 2008.
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I have also read in many articles about William, Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie, that they call QEII - Granny.
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Estelle of Sweden can't talk yet but I wonder what she will call the King and Queen.
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Reportedly QEII called her grandfather, King George V...Grandpa England
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