Queen Elizabeth Will Reportedly Allow Meghan Markle to Call Her by a Treasured Nickname Soon

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Meghan Markle, Queen Elizabeth
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Meghan Markle is officially part of the royal family now, since she married Prince Harry on May 19 in a lavish and basically perfect ceremony at Windsor Castle. But there's one thing she's apparently not allowed to do yet -- call Queen Elizabeth by the same precious nickname that Princess Diana did. 

  • The editor of Majesty magazine revealed that Meghan will get to call Queen E by something special, once she settles into palace life.

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    Ingrid Seward said that as Meghan gets comfortable around Buckingham Palace (and around the reigning monarch), she'll get to call her husband's grandmother "Mama." Seward said that it's a privilege Meg will get only when she "gets to know her as Diana did."

    For now though, "When Meghan greets the Queen... she will address her as Your Majesty and curtsy." Then she'll get to throw "Ma'am" into the mix "as many times as possible." Then she'll gradually be able to call her Mama.

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  • It seems a little weird, considering that Meghan already has a mother she adores, and we wouldn't be surprised to hear that she refers to her as Mama.

    Meghan is incredibly close to her mom, Doria Ragland, and while she had to give up a lot to become the Duchess of Sussex (like her social media accounts and acting career), her mom is probably not on the list of things she's willing to let go of. 

  • Plus "Mama" seems a little personal to Princess Di. We have a feeling Meghan may come up with her own pet name for the queen, like other members of the royal family have.

    Our favorite by far is Prince Philip's term of endearment for his wife. He calls her "cabbage," which comes from a French term of endearment, mon petit chou. In France it means "my darling," but translated into English, it literally means "my little cabbage."

  • We're pretty sure that things like nicknames will work themselves out over time. For now, she's probably just focusing on being happily married to her Prince Charming.

    Whether she'll get to call the queen "Mama" is probably pretty far down on Meghan's mental checklist at the moment. After all, weren't they going to try for a baby soon? We're just saying she likely has other things on her mind.