Royal Names – Handbag Style

Sils, Tils, Wills? MM or MT? CG or CP? We are big into nicknames on this site, all bestowed with kindness and good humor. If we give you a nickname, it means we like you – no disrespect ever intended.

If you are sticking around here actually reading what we write, we assume you, too, don’t mind a good nickname. That said, not using proper names and titles can prove confusing for newcomers. We certainly don’t want to leave anyone scratching their heads. Below is a quick reference to the nicknames we use here at the Handbag.

If you want to learn more about royals and are seeking comprehensive family trees, the best reference is found on Unofficial Royalty. If you are interested in putting faces to names, Royal Hats has a great page for that.


King of the Belgians (Philippe) – PhilBel
Queen of the Belgians (Mathilde) – Tils


Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom – Betty, Betty Deuce, HerMaj
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – Phil
Charles, Prince of Wales – Chaz, Chazzers
Duchess of Cornwall (Camillia)- Cams
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – Wills
Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine) – Kate
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex – Haz
Duchess of Sussex (Meghan) – Megs|
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – Ed
Countess of Wessex (Sophie) – The Sophster
The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex are collectively known around here as the “Double Duchesses”. Add in Camilla, and you get Duchess Trio


Queen Margrethe II of Denmark – Daisy
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark – Fred
Crown Princess of Denmark (Mary) – Maz
Princess Benedikte of Denmark – Bene or Pr.Been


Princesses Kako and Mako of Japan – The Sparkle Sisters


Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri) – Handsome Henri
Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (Maria Teresa) – MT
Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (Guillaume) – Gui
Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (Stéphanie) – Stephlux, Stephalux


Albert II, Prince of Monaco – Al
Charlene, Princess of Monaco – Char
Caroline, Princess of Hanover – Caro
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco – StephMo
Alexandra, Princess of Hanover – AlexHan
Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi – La BB


Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Beatrix – Oma
Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands – WAX
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – MAX
The three Dutch princesses: Catharina-Amalia (also a Queen in Training), Alexia and Ariane are collectively called the A Team.


Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway – MM


Felipe VI, King of Spain – Fel
Queen Letizia of Spain – Leti


Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden – Captain Sweden , CG
Queen Silvia of Sweden – Sils
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden – Vickan, Vicks
Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland – Dan
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland – Maddie, Mads
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland – CP