15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (2023)

Some of them are incredibly obvious, such as Granny for his grandmother, the late Queen, or Meg and Lili for wife Meghan Markle and daughter Lilibet.

However, there are a number of cryptic names that need a bit more knowledge to decipher - and some of them are not very nice.

The Other Woman

15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (1)

Harry doesn't hold back on his dislike for 'the Other Woman'.

Towards the start of the book, Harry explains what life was like after his mother, Princess Diana, died and how his father, King Charles, began to move on.

Harry says he sensed the presence of 'the Other Woman', and that his brother, Prince William, long harboured suspicions about her which confused and tormented him.

"With mummy missing, Pa was free to see the Other Woman openly and as often as he liked," writes Harry.

After using the phrase four times in half a page, Harry finally reveals that 'the Other Woman' is in fact Queen Consort Camilla.

She doesn't get a good assessment in the book, with Harry claiming his "wicked stepmother" would throw people under the bus to sit on the throne and turned his bedroom into her dressing room.

Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber

15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (2)

Harry frequently criticises the actions of the paparazzi in Spare - and has nicknames for two of his most frequent pursuers.

Dubbing them Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber, Harry says he would always pick the two paps out of the crowd and they were the most determined to get photos of him.

Harry recalls one incident while he was leaving a club where they caused a security scare as someone thought they were holding a gun.

His security guard, Billy the Rock, sprang into action - but Harry recognised the culprit.

"Billy the Rock leapt forward, hand on his gun, and nearly shot the two men. But it was just Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber... Billy held him and screamed into his face," writes Harry.

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The Bee, The Fly and The Wasp

15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (3)

They sound like they could be a new superhero organisation, but they are in fact a group of powerful advisors to the senior royals.

Harry says they sorted the advisors into zoological categories, with The Bee being codename for the late Queen's private secretary, Sir Edward Young, according to The Times.

The Wasp is believed to be King Charles' private secretary, Clive Alderton, while The Fly is reportedly Prince William's, Simon Case.

In the book, Harry explains that the three "middle-aged white men" who had consolidated power "through a series of bold Machiavellian manoeuvres".

He describes the Bee as oval-faced and fuzzy, the Fly as someone who was "drawn to s***" and said the Wasp would "stab you with his outsized stinger".

Calling them "usurpers", Harry adds: "Deep down, I feared that each man felt himself to be the One True Monarch, that each was taking advantage of a Queen in her nineties, enjoying his influential position while merely appearing to serve."

According to Harry, the Bee was sent to help him and Meghan deal with their issues, but after a meeting where he wrote down meticulous notes they never heard from him again.

Exactly the same thing is alleged to have happened when the Wasp claimed he would help them out.


15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (4)

Harry doesn't refer to King Charles as father, dad or even daddy.

Instead he uses the affectionate Pa, which is also how Archie refers to his grandfather.

King Charles obviously crops up a lot in the book, with Harry writing about the night his father told him that his mother had died and how he did not hug him.

Harry also speaks about Charles trying to keep peace between his sons and the night he first met Meghan.

Billy the Rock

Frequently mentioned in the book is Billy the Rock.

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The private bodyguard looked after Harry for many years and once saved him from Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber.

It's also reported that Bill the Rock stopped a drunken Harry from getting a tattoo during his trip to Las Vegas in 2012.

They are close companions but Harry did once start a fight with Billy when he was upset, but the bodyguard barely reacted.

His actual name is never revealed in Spare.


15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (5)

One person who doesn't come out of Spare very well is Willy, better known as Prince William.

Harry revealed the nickname he has for his older brother in the book, which he uses throughout.

The heir to the throne is actually only referred to as William on nine occasions, as opposed to the 349 times he is called Willy.

Harry discusses being told by William to pretend he didn't know him at Eton, having a physical altercation at his home and his brother's lack of hair.


William also has his own special nickname he uses for his brother - Harold.

Meghan and most of Harry's mates call him Haz or even Spike, but William had his own name for his younger sibling.

The irony is that Harry's name isn't even Harry, it's actually Henry.

Aunt Margo

15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (6)

Harry briefly mentions Aunt Margo, who is in fact Princess Margaret, the late Queen's younger sister.

Despite feeling like they could have boded over being a 'spare', the Duke says his great-aunt was almost a "total stranger" to him.

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In one hilarious section, Harry describes one Christmas at Sandringham where he received a very strange gift from Aunt Margo.

Margaret bought him a biro pen with a small rubber fish wrapped around it, which he saw as "cold-blooded".


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William and Harry's former nanny Alexandra Pettifer, is better known as Tiggy Legge-Bourke.

Tiggy was the boys' favourite nanny and Charles' personal assistant from 1993 to 1999, but Harry does admit that his mother was not a fan.

He believes Diana saw Tiggy as a rival and suspected she was being groomed to be her replacement.

Harry also reveals that Tiggy was one of the loved ones who chastised him for doing the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in 2021.


15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (8)

Mark Dyer, known in the book as Marko, was a royal aide and trusted protector of Prince Harry.

Seen by the young prince as a 'second dad', he regularly pops up in stories during Harry's teenage years.

Harry looked up to Marko as a mentor and respected him for being "an extreme ginger and owning it".

King Charles tasked the aide with looking after his youngest son - with Marko taking Harry to Botswana when he was a boy.

The royal household sent Marko to give Harry a telling off when he was drug-taking at Eton - and the prince hilariously revealed the story of how he lost his virginity to an older woman in a field to him.


15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (9)

Harry's great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, is referred to as Gan-Gan.

The Duke remembers her growing weak and recalls the moment he discovered the Queen Mother had died in March 2002.

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He goes into detail about the "bright and warm" weather at his school in Eton when he took the dreaded "phone call".

But reports from the time say that the prince, who was 17 at the time, wasn't even in the UK and was away skiing in snowy Switzerland with his father and brother.

A statement from the King at the time says he planned to return to the UK as soon as possible - and Harry was photographed returning back a day later.

The nickname went down the generations as William's children all referred to the late Queen as "Gan-Gan".


15 Prince Harry nicknames and codes cracked - including Tweedle Dumber and Other Woman (10)

When Harry wasn't roaming the school corridors, he was hanging out in the grounds with best pal Henners.

The two chums were actually both called Henry, but Henners got his nickname and he referred to Harry as Haz.

The three van Straubenzee boys – Henry, Thomas and Charlie – were some of Harry's closest childhood friends.

In the book, Harry says Henners was skinny with no muscles and hair that stood on end but he was "all heart".

He recalls eating strawberries in a farm by the school grounds and they were once caught literally red-handed by a teacher due to their crimson palms.

Sadly, Henners passed away in a tragic car accident in 2002 aged 18, a passenger in the car that drove into a tree when leaving a party.

Buckingham and Kensington Palaces have refused to comment on the contents of the book, which hit the shelves on Tuesday.

Spare has been released at all book stores and can be bought online here.

What are your thoughts on Harry's new book? Have your say in the comment section below.

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What is the nickname for Harry? ›

Harry is a male given name, a Middle English form of Henry. It is also a diminutive form of Harold, Harrison or Harvey.
Harry (given name)
Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, official portrait by Greta Kempton, c. 1945.
Word/nameMedieval English form of Henry (name)
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What was Harry's nickname in the Army? ›

Another nickname given to the Duke of Sussex is 'Flash', which is in reference to the fictional army officer Harry Flashman. The final nickname given to the royal is 'Gromit', after the fictional dog who looks after his hapless human friend Wallace.

Why is Haz a nickname for Harry? ›

Aaaaand there's also “Haz”

Meghan also reveals in the Netflix docuseries that she has Prince Harry's contact name saved in her phone as Prince Haz, which is apparently what the mutual friend who introduced them also calls Harry.

Is Haz short for Harry? ›

The Duchess of Sussex also says that their close circle of friends like to call them "Haz" and "Meg." Though she doesn't delve further into the backstory, Haz is a common British nickname for the name Harry, and one that we know to be particularly special for the Sussexes.

Who are Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dumber in spare? ›

Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber

Harry frequently criticises the actions of the paparazzi in Spare - and has nicknames for two of his most frequent pursuers. Dubbing them Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber, Harry says he would always pick the two paps out of the crowd and they were the most determined to get photos of him.

What is Hank nickname for? ›

Hank is probably best known as a diminutive of Henry or Harry, but it is thought to trace back to the medieval name Hankin. This name was in turn a pet name of Johan and translates to “little John”.

What is Harry's full name and title? ›

Prince Harry, duke of Sussex, in full Prince Henry Charles Albert David, duke of Sussex, earl of Dumbarton, Baron Kilkeel, formerly Prince Harry of Wales, (born September 15, 1984, London, England), younger son of Charles III and Diana, princess of Wales.

What is Harry's friend name? ›

Throughout his many years at Hogwarts, Harry faces numerous obstacles and perilous adventures besides his two best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

What is Prince Harry's military rank? ›

Prince Harry served in the Army for 10 years, undertaking two tours of Afghanistan and rising to the rank of captain.

What does Harry call Hermione? ›

The irony of Harry calling Hermione 'interfering'

The relationship between the trio didn't improve once lessons started.

What does haz mean? ›

The heat affected zone (HAZ) is a non-melted area of metal that has undergone changes in material properties as a result of being exposed to high temperatures. These changes in material property are usually as a result of welding or high-heat cutting.

Why do they call each other M and H? ›

According to a source at People, Meghan and Harry simply refer to each other as "M" and "H" — the first letters of their names. During the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Meghan first revealed her special nickname for Harry, and appeared somewhat embarrassed by the admission, which is beyond adorable.

Is Harry a feminine name? ›

The name Harry is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "estate ruler". Rarely given as a full name for baby girls, but occasionally used as a nickname for names such as Harriet and Henrietta.

Can Harry be a full name? ›

Is Haz a girl name? ›

Haz - Girl's name meaning, origin, and popularity | BabyCenter.

What does Tweedledee stand for? ›

tweedledum and tweedledee in American English

1. two persons or things so much alike as to be almost indistinguishable. 2. [ T- and T-] two almost identical brothers in Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll.

Why are they called Tweedledee and Tweedledum? ›

This term was invented by John Byrom, who in 1725 made fun of two quarreling composers, Handel and Bononcini, and said there was little difference between their music, since one went “tweedledum” and the other “tweedledee.” The term gained further currency when Lewis Carroll used it for two fat little men in Through ...

What do Tweedledee and Tweedledum say in Alice in Wonderland? ›

Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum

"The oysters were curious too, weren't they?" "Aye, and you remember what happened to them." "That's logic!" "If you stay long enough, we might have a battle!"

What is Bob short for? ›

Bob: The name Bob is one of the short forms of the name Robert.

Is Hank a boy or a girl? ›

The name Hank is boy's name meaning "estate ruler".

What is the short form for Henry? ›

The most common nickname of the name Henry is Hank. Other nicknames include Harry, Henny and Hen.

What royal title did Harry lose? ›

Other royals were said to be "hurt" by their decision. Harry remained a Prince, and the couple kept their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles, but are no longer addressed as His/Her Royal Highness (HRH).

Is Harry its own name? ›

Turns out, Harry is the diminutive form of Henry and was popular in medieval England. According to Metro, monarchs named Henry (including the infamous Henry VIII) were typically called Harry by friends. Oh, and another fun Prince Harry fact? He doesn't have a last name.

What is Prince Harry's legal last name? ›

What is the name of Harry's female friend? ›

Hermione is a Muggle-born Gryffindor, who becomes best friends with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Rowling states that she was born on 19 September 1979 and she was nearly twelve when she first attended Hogwarts.

What is Harry's owl names? ›

Hedwig. Harry's owl Hedwig is a Snowy Owl. She's a female but, in the movie, the actors playing her are males. (One of the owls playing Hedwig was also the very first cast member to be chosen!!)

Who is Harry Potter girlfriend? ›

In the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is set 19 years later, it's revealed that Harry married Ginny Weasley, Ron's sister, and they have three children.

Is a Duke higher than a prince? ›

Duke is a male title either of a monarch ruling over a duchy, or of a member of royalty, or nobility. As rulers, dukes are ranked below emperors, kings, grand princes, grand dukes, and sovereign princes. As royalty or nobility, they are ranked below princes and grand dukes.

What rank is lower than Prince? ›

Just below them are their immediate family— their siblings and children who are princes and princesses. Below the royalty is the nobility— in Britain, known as the peerage.

What is Prince Harry's salary? ›

Military service salary

It is estimated he earned around $74,000 (US$50,000) a year. Over 10 years that would have amounted to around $740,000 (US$500,000).

What does Draco call Hermione? ›

He took particular pleasure in taunting Hermione Granger, who just happened to have Muggle parents. Malfoy called her 'Mudblood', a very grave insult referring to a wizard or witch born to non-magic parents.

What is Hermione to Draco? ›

Hermione Malfoy (née Granger) is the daughter of Richard Granger and Jean Granger, Wife of Draco Malfoy, daughter-in-law of Lucius Malfoy and Narcissa Malfoy and Sister-in-law of Draco Malfoy's sister Miss Malfoy.

What are some Harry Potter slang words? ›

Some words that are particularly appealing are derogatory epithets (prat, git, dunderhead) and rude interjections (sod off, bloody hell, blimey). Another Britishism from the series is ickle, a baby-talk form of 'little."

What does ERT mean slang? ›

Email Response Time. showing only Slang/Internet Slang definitions (show all 67 definitions)

What does Tropo stand for? ›

Tropo- is a combining form used like a prefix variously meaning “turn,” “reaction, response,” or “change.” The form is used in many scientific terms, including in biochemistry, ecology, and meteorology, where tropo- specifically represents the troposphere, the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

What does Ehhhhh mean in text? ›

In texting, “ehhh” is an exclamation that represents doubt, uncertainty, or confusion. You can use it when you are thinking about something but aren't sure what to decide, or when someone is lying to you and you are doubtful. This exclamation makes it easy to convey your emotions into text.

Does Meghan Markle have curly hair? ›

Meghan Markle reappears with her natural curly hair – and Doria and Archie are all smiles.

Why does Meghan and Harry call each other by first initial? ›

It's, of course, the first letter of his name and she likely uses it because it's fast, slightly unconventional (while Harry is quite a common name) but perhaps also because Harry also calls her 'M'.

Why is Meghan Markle called Duchess of Sussex? ›

Prince Harry's book 'Spare' reveals deep divides, infighting

While they are no longer working members of the royal family, Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle still hold the royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which were bestowed upon them when they married in 2018.

What is a good genderless name? ›

If you're looking for trendy, gender-neutral names, these monikers work for any gender.
  • Noah. As the most popular unisex baby name in 2020, Noah comes from the Old Testament and means “rest, repose.” ...
  • James. ...
  • Evelyn. ...
  • Harper. ...
  • Michael. ...
  • Logan. ...
  • Avery. ...
  • Madison.
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Is Ginny a unisex name? ›

Ginny is a feminine name of English origin.

Is Hermione a unisex name? ›

Hermione (Ancient Greek: Ἑρμιόνη [hermi. ónɛː]) is a feminine given name derived from the Greek messenger god Hermes. Hermione was the daughter of Menelaus and Helen in Greek mythology.

Is Harry a French name? ›

The Old French form Henri / Middle French Henry became productive in the British Isles, in Middle English adopted as Harry, Herry.

Does Harry have a middle name? ›

Well, a couple fun facts about his name: first of all, it's not Harry. It's Henry! And while we're at it, his full name is Henry Charles Albert David, which begs the question, does Harry just not have a last name?

Is Harry a German name? ›

The name Harry originally stems from the Old German 'Heimirich', meaning 'Home ruler'. Harry is technically a diminutive of Henry, but using it as a de facto first name is not a modern phenomenon.

Is Erza a girl name? ›

Erza - Girl's name meaning, origin, and popularity | BabyCenter.

Is Aether a girl name? ›

Aether is a mystical gender-neutral name of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Aether was the son of Erebus and Nyx, but shines bright despite parental associations.

Is Ash a unisex name? ›

Ash is both a given name (commonly a shortened version of Ashton, Ashley, and Ashlyn) and a surname. The name is gender neutral.

What boy names have the nickname Harry? ›

Harry is the medieval English form of Henry, which derived from the Germanic name Heimrich, meaning “estate ruler.” Harry was the nickname of all eight King Henrys; it is also a diminutive of Harold and Harrison. We're just wild about Harry!

What does the name Harry stand for? ›

Origin:German. Meaning:home ruler. Harry is a masculine name of German origin. Meaning "home ruler" this name could be perfect for the little majesty of your heart.

What is the girl name for Harry? ›

Harriet (name)
Meaning"home ruler"
Other names
Related namesHenry, Henriette, Henrietta, Harolda, Harry, Henrik, Hattie, Hatty
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What nickname can I call my boyfriend? ›

Generally cute nicknames for your boyfriend
  • Boo.
  • Booboo Bear.
  • Sweetheart.
  • Baby Boy.
  • Baby/Babe.
  • Baby Love.
  • Boo Thang.
  • Love Bug.
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What is the name Harry in Spanish? ›


What is the old English name for Harry? ›

Harry, its English short form, was considered the "spoken form" of Henry in medieval England. Most English kings named Henry were called Harry.


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