Princess Anne’s endearing nickname for King Charles revealed in behind the scenes footage

Dec 28, 2023
The moniker sparks genuine laughter from the 75-year-old King Charles, underscoring the camaraderie shared between the two. Source: Getty Images.

A captivating snippet from the recently aired BBC documentary, Charles III: The Coronation Year, provides an intimate look at the familial dynamics between Princess Anne and King Charles.

The behind-the-scenes moment, captured after the King’s coronation on May 6, offers a delightful perspective on the lighter side of royal interactions.

As Princess Anne enters the room, where King Charles is amidst courtiers, a charming exchange unfolds, showcasing the playful and affectionate bond between the royal siblings.

Known for her straightforward demeanor, the 73-year-old Princess Royal greets her older brother with the endearing nickname, “Hello Old Bean”.

The moniker sparks genuine laughter from the 75-year-old King Charles, underscoring the camaraderie shared between the two.

In a heartwarming gesture, King Charles takes Princess Anne’s hand and plants a kiss upon it, a moment that resonates with sincerity beyond their royal roles.

King Charles’ nickname isn’t the only one to be revealed recently after Mike Tindall let slip about the cheeky monicker he has for Prince William.

In a lighthearted and revealing interview on the latest episode of the BBC podcast Seven: Rob Burrow, Mike and Zara Tindall spilled the beans on their playful nicknames for the Royal Family.

Hosted by English rugby league legend Rob Burrow and his wife, Lindsey, the podcast kicked off with a cheeky inquiry about the couple’s endearing nicknames for each other and other royal relatives.

And true to form, Mike didn’t waste any time diving into the royal nickname treasure trove.

He unveiled his amusing moniker for the Prince of Wales, none other than ‘One Pint Willy’.

The reason? According to Mike, it’s a nod to Prince William’s not-so-stellar reputation as a drinker.

“The Prince of Wales is known to me as ‘One Pint Willy’ because he’s not the best of drinkers,” he revealed at the time.

“Coming from a sport where it’s built on the social aspect of a couple of beers being sunk quite often. That is one I will definitely give away for the Prince of Wales.”

The revelation left Zara, Prince William’s cousin, in fits of laughter, setting the tone for a candid and amusing conversation.

“It’s out there now, sorry sir,” Mike added.

“Oh my god… You’re in so much trouble!” Zara joked at the time.

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