Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, think Baby Archie's nanny is no ‘Mary Poppins' – thus have rejected many nurses with traditional uniforms.
Royal reporter Omid Scobie spoke to Yahoo's Royal Box about the search for a nanny that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's have taken up, and claimed that perfectionist Harry was not in favor of the idea of 'a woman in a uniform.' Omid said: "One of the things that Harry said was, ‘I don’t want a woman in a uniform around my child. This isn’t Mary Poppins, we’re going to have a normal household.'"
Meghan had gone through three nurses before deciding on the one whom she refers to as a ‘godsend.’ She is British-born and while she won’t be living in Frogmore Cottage with the Sussexes, she will accompany them on vacations.
When speaking about her, a source revealed, “She is extremely professional, with a number of nannying years under her belt, and has fitted into the family really well." According to the source, she takes great care of little Archie and “just adores him.”
Maria Teresa Borrallo, who has been Prince George and Princess Charlotte's nanny for quite some time now, has been criticized by Harry for her uniform. She has been with the family since George, now six, was eight months old and she is easily recognizable because of her on-duty outfit - which includes hats and gloves.
However, the third and the present nanny the Sussex’s have opted for has been spotted wearing casual clothes when boarding a private jet for a holiday with the family at Elton John’s house in the south of France. Her name has not yet been revealed.
As per various reports, the first nanny was supposedly sacked because she was 'unprofessional,' while the second one was only employed to work night shifts. Meghan is a hands-on mom trying to do as much of the childcare as possible by herself. Harry has also taken paternity leave and has been beside her along with her mother, Doria Ragland.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Royal commentator Dickie Arbiter reported, "When you become a royal nanny, you are for all intents and purposes giving up your own existence. The nannies that looked after William and Harry were either widows or never married, the same with the Queen’s nannies.”
The Royal family wants the nanny to love their child unconditionally and be ready to “give up a huge part of their own life.” Thus, the search for an apt nanny is becoming more challenging.
Tiggy Legge-Bourke, 54, was Princes Harry and William’s nanny and has played a significant role in the young princes’ lives after their mother, Princess Diana, passed away. They are very close with her, and she was invited to the private christening of Archie, which had only 25 guests.