Meghan Markle decides on ‘US nanny' to help with Baby Sussex

Meghan Markle
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As she prepares to welcome her first baby any day now, Meghan Markle has reportedly been putting some thought into a nanny to help take care of her baby.

The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly decided to hire a US nanny to take care of Baby Sussex. And it's a change from a Norland trained nanny, the type of nanny that has been favoured by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge recently.

A Norland nanny will have been trained at Norland college, a childcare and training centre held in high esteem by the royals.

Meghan is also reportedly considering hiring a male nanny to look after her first child with Prince Harry.

The 37-year-old is said to have enlisted the help of staff at a specialist recruitment agency, in Kensington, West London, who have been told to find a suitable candidate to start within the next three months.

The recruitment agency is said to specialise in providing bilingual children minders as well as favoured Norland nannies, who dress in brown pinafore dress with a white shirt and brown hat with an N on it.

‘Meghan...wants them to feel part of the family rather than a uniformed member of staff,’ an insider told The Mirror.

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'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 successful candidate will likely be based at their newly renovated Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle, as well as having the use of a car.

While Meghan may not want a ‘uniformed nanny’, the Duchess of Cambridge and William are known to have hired a graduate of the Bath college of Norland nannies, Maria Teresa Borrallo, who helps care for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

It was also recently revealed that Meghan has not to give birth at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, and will instead using her own doctors and having the baby out of the public eye.

Reportedly, the British public will be informed when the Duchess is in labour, with an announcement about the birth expected to come a few days later, so the new parents can enjoy some private celebrations with their baby.

Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist and a regular contributor to woman&home, having previously worked as Acting Senior Content Editor of our former sister site, CelebsNow. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodToKnow, the Daily Mirror and Yahoo!