The Royal nanny has been chosen. Kate Middleton and Prince William have brought Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo on board to help with the rearing of the Royal baby Prince George. Read on for the full story.
1. Borrallo Is Properly Trained in Childcare
— Kaya Burgess (Times) (@kayaburgess) March 20, 2014
According to Us Weekly, Borrallo has been professionally trained, preparing her for a job such as this.
Borrallo was trained at London’s Norland College, an institution that specializes in childcare and nanny training.
Borrallo just recently began working with the Royal couple and their baby boy.
HELLO! magazine exclusively revealed in issue 1319 that William and Kate had hired a new nanny just before they went on holiday to the Maldives. The royal parents left behind their firstborn in the safe hands of Maria, and Kate’s grandmother Carole Middleton, to let the nanny and baby George bond while they were away.
2. She Will Be Accompanying the Family on Their Upcoming Tour
Prince George goes for walk in the park with Spanish nanny. pic.twitter.com/UBgBQOewqE
— Belinda Hughes (@hughes_belinda) March 12, 2014
In April, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, so Borrallo will be accompanying the family to help with Prince George. E! News reports that this tour will also be Prince George’s first official public appearance on duty as well. Though Prince George will be making a few appearances, he won’t be taking the spotlight much.
While preparing for the trip, Borrallo has already begun to take Prince George out on little adventures. Hello! magazine reports:
Maria has no doubt been getting to know George’s routine and habits. The pair were recently spotted enjoying a stroll in Hyde Park, accompanied by a personal protection officer and more policemen patrolling the grounds.
The Royal family will be abroad from April 7, 2014 until April 25, 2014.
3. The Palace Has Issued a Statement on the Privacy of Borrallo
— Paul Harrison (@SkyNewsRoyal) March 20, 2014
Due to security issues and the privacy of Borrallo, her family, and friends, the palace has issued a statement to address all requests on information surrounding the employment of Borrallo.
We will not be giving further details on Maria or her employment, except to say that the Duke and Duchess are of course delighted she has chosen to join them.
4. Speculation Surround Borrallo’s Employment Began in Early March
— Royalty europe (@Royaltyeurope) March 10, 2014
At the beginning of the month, Borrallo was spotted pushing Prince George in a stroller around Kensington Gardens. According to Us Weekly:
At the time, an insider told Us that the family’s new hire was in her 30s and from Spain, though she has reportedly lived in the U.K. for more than two decades.
5. Previous Nanny Jessie Webb’s Contract Had Ended
The previous nanny Jessie Webb’s contract had reached its end and so, the family decided to bring Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo into the Royal household. But, Ms. Webb has supposedly been helping the family’s new nanny get settled. Hello! magazine writes:
Prince William’s childhood nanny, 71-year-old Jessie Webb, came out of retirement especially to look after George after his July birth. Jessie is said to have been showing Maria the ropes.
— Gossip Gorilla (@Gossip_Gorilla) September 12, 2013
Have a look at the below video, which was reportedly posted before Borrallo was officially hired:
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