Queen’s secret code name revealed
In their service of protecting the British monarch and head of state, the Queen’s security team has a range of protocols to follow, including using a code name for the royal when she is out on public engagements.
According to a royal aide, security officers and staff refer to the Queen as “S” instead of Her Majesty.
The aide, who was making a reconnaissance security trip in advance of a royal visit to a cathedral town, told The Sun: “She’s written down as S … It’s Sharon.”
Royal historian Hugo Vickers said it is “highly likely” that the popular name is used for the Queen.
“The purpose of any sobriquet is that it should be anonymous and memorable,” Vickers said.
“If it can also be a bit mischievous and therefore all the more memorable, then that makes sense.”
However, Vickers suggested S “might simply stand for Sovereign of course”.
The Queen is not the only royal family member to have a secret nickname. According to Mail Online, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been given the code names David Stevens and Davina Scott respectively.
Prince Philip also often refers to his wife as Lilibet, playing on her name Elizabeth.