Maria Borrallo was hired as a nanny by Kate Middleton and Prince William to help them look after their royal trio Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and she insists they follow her strict regime at home
Princess Charlotte and her brothers are looked after by nanny Maria Borrallo, who has a set of ‘no nonsense’ rules they must adhere to, even while at home.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very hands on when it comes to raising their three children, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a bit of extra help. And unsurprisingly, Princes George, Princess Charlotte and little Louis have one of the best nannies money can buy.
Maria Borrallo trained at the prestigious Norland College and was hired by Kate and Wills back in 2014 when George was eight months old. She lived in Kensington Palace at the same time the family did, and joined them on their travels and royal tours as a discrete presence.
Maria is believed to be very strict with the royal children and like all Norland Nannies has a “no nonsense” approach. There are a number of rules nannies at the Bath college are taught to impose on the children in their care, so it’s likely that George, Charlotte and Louis have to follow them.
Norland expert Louise Heren told the Sun in 2020: “There will be no messing. That’s because Maria will be aware that as they step off planes, holding mum’s hands, smiling and waving to the crowds, there can’t be any crying or terrible twos or tantrums.”
There’s a strict 7pm bedtime every night, which has to be stuck to. In a bid to discourage fussy eating, new foods and flavours are introduced every few days. All play must take place outside, regardless of the weather.
Louise said: “Lots of bike rides, playing with their dogs, potentially some gardening. Norland are very into teaching children through play. If it is tipping down, they will still go out. Wet weather is just inappropriate clothing, you have to put the right stuff on.”
Children are taught using games and traditional fun, such a jigsaw puzzles. Screen time is completely up to the parents, and it’s something Prince William has admitted they find difficult in the past.
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