Princess Diana’s childhood nickname was really cute (and very fitting) 4 years ago

Princess Diana’s childhood nickname was really cute (and very fitting)

Little did they know...

The late Princess Diana had many nicknames in her short lifetime.


To people like us (commoners), she was The People's Princess, Lady Di and just Diana.

However, it has been revealed that Diana has royal nicknames long before she ever married into the royal family.

Yep, Lady Diana Spencer was so regal as a child, her close friend began calling her 'Duch'... short for Duchess.

Oh, the irony.


And apparently, Princess Diana used this nickname well into adulthood, as a Christmas card that re-surfaced in 2018 revealed.

The sweet card featured a portrait of herself, alongside Prince Charles and their young sons William and Harry.

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Inside the Christmas card, Diana wrote:


"Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year and lots of love from the four of us, Duch and Charles."

We kind of love it!

Darren McGrady, Diana's former chef, revealed that she used to be called ‘Duch’ by her family because "when she was younger she always acted like a Duchess".

You know that saying, "mocking is catching"? This would be a classic example of that.

Darren said:

"I remember Sandringham one Christmas. She came into the kitchen with Sarah Ferguson and Fergie called her ‘Duch’."

"I was surprised because I knew she was a Princess and asked her why she had called her that."

The significance of the nickname is that upon her marriage to Prince Charles, Diana became the Duchess of Cornwall.

So she really was the Duch.