Even dukes and duchesses need a helping hand sometimes!
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have reportedly enlisted the help of a royal nanny for their baby boy, Archie Harrison. Details of their new addition are private, but the new hire will likely join the couple on their upcoming royal tour in Africa this fall.
The British-born female nanny only recently started her job at Frogmore Cottage, according to Harper’s Bazaar. It’s perfect timing, too, considering Archie will be six weeks old next week!
Meghan and Harry’s decision to add more staff to their roster happened a bit quicker than it did for Prince William and Kate, who hired Spanish nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo in 2014 – when Prince George, 5, was just eight months old. The woman has been a fixture in their family life, and is often spotted in photos at the biggest royal events.
Maria appeared with the family for the first time during the Cambridges’s royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, meaning it’s highly likely the world will first spot baby Archie’s nanny on Harry and Meghan’s tour of Malawi, Angola and South Africa.
It takes a lot to become a nanny for the Royal Family. The Cambridge caretaker received her training at Norland College, known as one of the most prestigious nanny-training schools in the world. Many of their nannies go on to work for oligarchs, the super-elite and, of course, royals, according to Town & Country. The college was founded in 1892 by Emily Ward.
Further details of Meghan and Harry’s royal tour haven’t been released yet, but fans will likely see one of their favourite royal duos wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Following in Princess Diana’s footsteps comes naturally for Harry and Meghan, who share very similar passions for social justice and aid as People’s Princess. They'll work on expanding Sentebale in Malawi, and meet with The HALO Trust in Angola.