Prince Charles has people divided after one word in his speech to the Queen during the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
The 73-year-old Prince of Wales said:
“Your Majesty, Mummy. You have met us, you have talked with us. You laugh and cry with us, and most importantly you have been there with us for these 70 years.”
“You pledged to serve your whole life, and you continue to deliver. That is why we are here. that is what we celebrate tonight. These pictures on your house are the story of your life and ours.”
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall shared a similar message via Twitter:
‘Your Majesty, Mummy, The scale of this evening’s celebration – and the outpouring of warmth and affection over this whole Jubilee weekend – is our way of saying thank you – from your family, the country, the Commonwealth, in fact the whole world.’
Your Majesty, Mummy,
The scale of this evening's celebration – and the outpouring of warmth and affection over this whole Jubilee weekend – is our way of saying thank you – from your family, the country, the Commonwealth, in fact the whole world.
– HRH The Prince of Wales pic.twitter.com/R3nre4jIsD
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 4, 2022
The use of the word “Mummy” has divided the internet, with some calling it ‘tragic’ and ‘creepy’. One even called it ‘childish’:
Bit odd a 73 year old man calling his Mother “Mummy” it’s a little bit creepy. #PrinceCharles #Mummy #Creepy I hope Prince William is our next King. Not that I’m a royalist but I can’t see the #Monarchy being abolished in my lifetime. Definitely wouldn’t want Charles as king
— 🏳️🌈 Gaz 🇬🇧 (@woogar2010) June 5, 2022
Prince Charles referring to the Queen as ‘mummy’ – a bit strange 🤨
— Anneedee 🏴🇵🇸🇺🇦🇪🇺🏴 (@Anneedee21) June 5, 2022
While others seen the affectionate name as ‘endearing’, claiming the Prince used it as a joke.