She is in her late thirties, has worked in Britain for the past couple of decades for other wealthy families, and is married to the job, according to sources in her home country.
William and Kate have taken her on to replace 71-year-old Jessie Webb, William’s nanny when he was a little boy, who was brought out of retirement to help the couple temporarily, shortly after George was born in July last year.
Kate, 32, initially said she did not need a full-time nanny but the couple have bowed to the inevitable and taken on the new help ahead of what promises to be a gruelling three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia next month, when their seven-month-old son is due to accompany them on his first official visit.
She is not in charge of the third in line to the throne this week, however.
Oh, for crying out loud. Would you believe that Prince William and Kate Middleton are facing backlash over their trip to the Maldives? They’re currently vacationing there to soak up a little sun and get some rest ahead of their Royal Tour next month — and now some folks are outraged over their little excursion.
Duh. People just can’t seem to believe that they took the journey without Prince George, you know — because parents who take a break from their kids are just plain selfish and irresponsible.
The royal couple has been called out on Twitter, with one user even going so far as to say, “These two really piss me off.” And here’s another choice comment from someone who is obviously a real sanctimommy: “I like them but am shocked by this, just makes me think they are the same old royals … Can’t imagine choosing to be so far from my baby for so long.”
(Well aren’t you just mother of the freakin’ year, lady.)
OMG. I guess I can sort of understand people giving Kate and Prince William shit over how much money they are spending staying at the Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort — but do they really deserve such harsh words for choosing to take a trip by themselves?
It’s not like they dumped Prince George off with a random stranger or something. He’s staying with Kate’s mum and dad at their Berkshire mansion, and I’m sure he’s being spoiled to pieces by his grandparents right about now.
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I’m sorry, but anyone who is giving them a hard time about leaving their baby to enjoy some time on their own is either a.) insanely jealous of them, or b.) really needs to cut the cord and get a break from their kids once in a while.
Yes, traveling as a family is wonderful. But Prince William and Kate still need to take time away and enjoy life as a couple — just as all parents deserve to do.
I’m sure we all agree that our children are the most important things in our lives. But being away from them for a few days (or longer) doesn’t mean we don’t care about them or don’t love them. If anything, it means we are even more committed to making sure we’re doing the best job possible as parents by recharging our batteries and focusing on keeping our marriages strong and healthy.
Good for Kate and Wills for recognizing that a little time away will do them and Prince George a whole lot of good in the long run. Hopefully they know that they’re doing a great job as parents, and shouldn’t let people’s narrow minded opinions on raising kids bring them down.
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Baby Prince George will come to Australia but there’ll be limited opportunities to catch a glimpse.
PRINCE William and Kate have hired a Spanish “super nanny” to help with Prince George specifically ahead of the Royal Family’s three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand next month.
The royal couple had initially said they did not want a nanny but would have a babysitter to allow them to attend formal engagements.
But clearly baby Prince George, third in line to the throne, is proving a handful and the couple and Kensington Palace have confirmed they will have a full-time nanny for him.
The unnamed Spanish nanny is aged in her mid-30s, is single and has worked and studied in Britain for 20 years.
She is said to “live for her job” and has taken on the children of numerous wealthy families in Britain and Spain.
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“She has worked with other prominent high-society families in the past,” one of her friends told Hello Magazine. “It was from there the Cambridges heard of her and hired her. She is not married and doesn’t have a boyfriend as her life is totally dedicated to the family she is working with. She is known for being totally professional – married to the job.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will use the aide to replace 71-year-old Jessie Webb, who was William’s nanny when he was a toddler and came out of retirement shortly after the birth of Prince George.
Mrs Webb could never have made what is expected to be a hectic trip Down Under starting in New Zealand on April 7 and concluding in Australia on Anzac Day.
They were always going to take Prince George on the trip and require help although they will only spend two nights away from him during the tour schedule.
They have come to the decision they have come to because it was a long way to go and long time, three and a half weeks in effect including travel,” a spokesman for the Palace said of the couple’s decision to take the baby on the long journey. “It was a decision they feel comfortable with but a decision entirely their own.”
The couple is currently on holidays in the Maldives with George being minded by Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton.
Prince George confirmed for Royal visit
- Prince George confirmed for Royal visit
Prince William and his wife Catherine have been criticised for going on a romantic getaway without their baby boy.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have flown to an exclusive resort on the Maldives for a two-week getaway, leaving their seven-month-old son Prince George at home.
Prince George is staying with his new nanny and Catherine’s parents at their Berkshire mansion.
News of the holiday, soon after Catherine joined her whole family on a holiday in Mustique, has caused a stir on social networking sites.
Some claimed it was inappropriate to leave a baby for two weeks, while others took exception to the lavish extravagance of yet another holiday.
Royal Correspondent Robert Jobson says it cost close to $26,000 for the holiday, and the pair have taken security with them at the expense of the British taxpayer.
One mother posted on Mumsnet: “Seriously? Think this might turn public opinion against them. Seems its just one long holiday for the D and D of Cambridge.”
But another user came to the Duchess’ defence, saying she was far from being selfish.
“She has left her child with its loving and doting grandparents; she hasn’t dropped him off at Battersea Dogs Home.”
Jobson said the Royal couple hadn’t spent much time together recently, with Catherine looking after Prince George and attending Royal engagements while William was away studying at Cambridge.
George’s new nanny, a Spanish woman, takes over from his previous caregiver, Jessie Webb, who was also William’s nanny. Ms Webb had been hired temporarily.
The new nanny was spotted pushing George in a stroller, accompanied by two protection officers, in Kensington Gardens earlier this month.
The single woman will be George’s minder during the tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Raised on fairytales in which tall, dark and handsome were the perfect combination women still see the ideal partner as someone who towers above them and makes them feel “secure and protected”.
A recent poll revealed that the height of a potential spouse is far more important to women than it is to men.
And while men aren’t as bothered about the height difference between them and their partner, women want a tall man to make them feel “feminine and delicate”.
Just 24 per cent of women said height was irrelevant when seeking a partner, compared to 35 per cent of men.
The survey, by adult retailer Lovehoney, found that 70 per cent of couples were most comfortable in a relationship where the man was taller.