The royal family's official Twitter account also celebrated Prince Andrew's big day with a photo of him riding with the Queen in a carriage at the Royal Ascot

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February 19, 2019 12:54 PM

Happy birthday, Papa!

Princess Eugenie revealed her cute nickname for her father, Prince Andrew, in a tribute post celebrating his 59th birthday on Instagram Tuesday.

“Happy Birthday to you Papa…🎂🎁,” the newlywed, 28, captioned a series of photos. “We are so proud of you in everything you have achieved in your 59 years!!”

Leading off the post was a throwback photo of Andrew as a baby being held by his mother, Queen Elizabeth. Eugenie also shared a black and white photo of her father as a young man, as well as a recent photo of the royal smiling with a pair of glasses on. She also included a photo of her father proudly walking her down the aisle on her wedding day back in October.

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Eugenie isn’t the only royal with a cute nickname for their father. During Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s November visit to Leicester to honor the recent death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, chairman of the city’s beloved football club, the royal mom of three spoke to volunteers who helped relocate flowers and other tributes to a dedicated site. When asked how her three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were doing, Kate told one fan, “They are great, thank you.”

Kate also revealed the siblings’ adorable moniker for their father.

Season ticket holder Fiona Sturgess told reporters, “Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night and one of them said, I think it was George, ‘Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?’ ”

The royal family’s official Twitter account also celebrated Prince Andrew’s big day with a photo of him riding with the Queen in a carriage at the 2018 Royal Ascot.

“Happy Birthday to HRH The Duke of York!” read the photo’s caption.

Prince Andrew’s social media pages shared a video of the Band of the Grenadier Guards playing happy birthday.

Also shared was a collage of photos celebrating the royal’s life, including adorable photos of him as a young boy and a family portrait from Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding.

“Thank you everyone for your lovely messages on The Duke of York’s Birthday!” it read.

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