The Duchess of Sussex has set her sights on an American nanny to take care of the newest member of the Royal Family.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to snub the royal traditional of hiring a Norland nanny, and could even employ a male aid for their new-born.
Pregnant Meghan’s hunt for an American nanny shows that her heart is still very much in her homeland of the US. The 37-year-old is said to have enlisted the help of staff at a specialist recruitment agency, who have been told to find a suitable candidate to start within the next three months.
Speaking to the Mirror, a source said that the modern royal couple have clear ideas on how they will be bringing up their child. ‘Meghan was clear in telling recruiters she favours an American over a Brit and wants them to feel part of the family rather than a uniformed member of staff.
‘That is important to her, she’s never hidden the fact she is fiercely proud of her American roots. They are keen to explore the possibility of a male nanny. The worker will earn up to £70,000-a-year, depending on experience’.
The candidate will be interviewed by the royal couple and if successful, will be based at their newly renovated Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle, as well as having the use of a car.
The recruitment agency, based in Kensington, West London, is said to specialise in providing bilingual children minders as well as favoured Norland nannies.
Kate and Williams are known to have hired a graduate of the Bath college of Norland nannies, Spaniard Maria Teresa Borrallo. Norland Nannies dress in brown pinafore dress with a white shirt and brown hat with an N.
This is while only a handful of men are known to have attended the infamous Norland school, with the first two having graduated just last year. It was also recently revealed that Meghan would break another royal tradition by not giving birth at the Lindo Wing, and having the baby out of the public eye.