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Prince Charles calling the Queen ‘mum’ sparks huge internet debate

Prince Charles sparked a huge debate online after calling the Queen a ‘mummy’ during the Jubilee concert over the weekend.

The 73-year-old addressed the monarch in an emotional speech to onlookers watching the BBC party at the Palace on Saturday night.

He joined the Cambridges and the Tindalls as they sang with a star-studded line-up that included performances from Sir Elton John, Diana Ross and Sir Rod Stewart.

Closing the show, he marked 70 years of his mother’s reign and said, “Your Majesty, Mom. You have been with us in our difficult times.

“And you bring us together to celebrate moments of pride, joy and happiness.



Prince Charles thanked his mother for her service

“You have met us and spoken with us. You laugh and cry with us and, more importantly, you have been there for us, for these 70 years.”

But his emotional post has sparked controversy on social media platform Twitter, with some Britons saying ‘this is not normal behaviour’.

One user said: ‘Prince Charles referring to the Queen as ‘mum’ – kinda weird.

While another commented: “Prince Charles saying ‘mum’ actually ruined my year.”

A third wrote: ‘Totally bizarre in a man over 70.’

But others said they could identify with Prince Charles and said he was not the only one to use the term as an adult.



The Queen was unable to attend the concert
The Queen was unable to attend the concert

A woman said in her defence: “I’m 46. I call my mum mum so I can understand that Charles calls his mum the queen mum, it just shows that he loves her very much.”

While someone else said: “I think it’s an English thing. My brother’s English stepsons call their mum mum and they’re in their thirties.”

Charles publicly used the term at the Diamond Jubilee concert and at his mother’s 92nd birthday celebrations in 2018.

He resumed his speech using the words “Your Majesty, Mom” ​​and was applauded by the crowd.

But the Queen, who stood next to him on stage, was seen rolling her eyes before smiling.

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