Why Prince Charles Calls Princess Margaret "Margot" in The Crown

Lucia Tonelli
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From Town & Country

Members of the British royal family go by many names. They have monikers determined by where they are in the UK. They have their “full names,” and their official royal titles. And amongst themselves, the royals have adopted endearing nicknames, which they use in more intimate settings.

To this day, royal watchers are delighted to discover the ways in which the royals refer to one another. Among the nicknames is a sweet one for Princess Margaret, who was affectionately called “Margot” by her closest relatives—including Prince Charles, who can be heard using the nickname in season four of The Crown.

The nickname “Margot” was eventually adopted by Prince William and Prince Harry, who referred to the Princess as their “Great Aunt Margot.”

While Princess Margaret is Prince Charles's aunt, she was just 18 years old when her nephew was born, and clearly had great affection for the young royal. In recently discovered letters, Margaret refers to Charles as her "heavenly nephew."

Photo credit: Central Press - Getty Images
Photo credit: Central Press - Getty Images

In the Princess's correspondence with friend and socialite Sharman Douglas, which surfaced in 2019, Margaret expresses her love for Prince Charles, who was just a toddler at the time the note was written. “In that last fleeting moment in the 400 [Club in Leicester Square] you said you'd like to come and see my heavenly nephew,” Margaret wrote. “I don't know quite when you stop work but... I would adore to show him to you.”

Photo credit: Netflix/Des Willie
Photo credit: Netflix/Des Willie

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