Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales

Prince William’s nickname for Kate is a ‘gentle dig’ from Queen

A former Palace staffer has revealed a raft of nicknames which Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales affectionately call one another.

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Prince William’s nickname for Kate, Princess of Wales is a “gentle dig” calling back to the late Queen, according to a royal biographer. Tom Quinn, in his new book Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family, dives into the Prince and Princess’s relationship behind closed doors.

The latter -also DoD for short – is said to be a “gentle dig” pointing to criticism by the late Queen Elizabeth II that Princess Kate did not have a full time career before the couple married in 2011, according to Fox News Digital.

However, the Princess has jokes of her own. Due to William’s fussing over her “endless mane of hair”, Kate sometimes calls her husband “baldy”, according to reporting by The Sun. William also reportedly refers to his wife as “babykins”.

The Prince of Wales also admitted in a 2007 interview with NBC that his mother, Princess Diana, called him “Wombat”, a moniker which stuck with him into his adult life.

Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales

Prince William and Princess Kate have nicknames for each other. (Image: GETTY)

Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales

Although the couple might row, they quickly ‘cozy up’, according to Quinn. (Image: GETTY)

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Like any couple, Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales have challenges, including rows, according to Quinn.

He told Fox News Digital: “Someone at the palace told me about the nicknames they have for each other.”

“But it’s not all sweetness. They have terrible rows where they throw things at each other. Kate might seem to be a very calm person, and William also. But it’s not always true. Because the big stress for William and Kate is that they’re constantly surrounded by [palace aides]. It’s like a Jane Austen novel,” the author claimed.

However, as quick as they might row the couple are said to “cozy up” with Kate having a “Buddhist calm” while William is “a bit hot-headed”.Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales.

Kate is said to have ‘Buddhist calm’. (Image: GETTY)

Princess Kate and Meghan Markle.

Meghan and Kate both had negative press coverage, but Kate didn’t respond. (Image: GETTY)

He claimed that Kate’s demeanour helped her navigate the rigor of life in the royal family, including dealing with the press.

Quinn said that despite bad press coverage, “Kate never responded, she didn’t complain”.

“Kate and Meghan [Markle] got the same nasty press coverage,” he added.Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince WIlliam and Princess Kate have ‘agreed’ on how to raise their children. (Image: GETTY)

The Prince and Princess of Wales have three children: Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 and have “agreed” on how to raise them, according to Quinn.

The couple have “broken the mould” of having paid staff raise the royal children want their kids to have a “normal childhood”, according to the biographer.

The family has left their apartments in Kensington Palace and now live at Windsor which is closer to Eton where the children will likely attend school.