Princess Charlotte and her brother Prince George enjoy pretty privileged lives, living in palaces and spending weekends with the Queen.
But as the children as the future King of England the Queen consort, they’re often looked after by their long-term nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
She’s looked after the Cambridge kids since George was born – but it turns out, she has a strict set of rules that she expects her royal charges to live by when they’re being looked after by her.
Maria – who trained at the prestigious caretaking school Norland – is said to have a ‘no nonsense’ approach to looking after George and Charlotte.
Norland expert Louise Heren told The Sun that Maria will not tolerate bad behaviour in public – given that the Prince and Princess will often need to be at their best with the world’s eyes on them.
She said, “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.”
George and Charlotte will also have been taught not to be picky about their food from an early age. Different tastes and food are regularly introduced into their diets, because, Louise says, “you don’t have a fussy eater if you have a Norland Nanny”
Also, the royal children will likely be spending a lot of time outside when they’re with their nanny, as somewhat of a teaching exercise.
Louise said that George and Charlotte can expect, “Lots of bike rides, playing with their dogs, potentially some gardening. Norland are very into teaching children through play,”
And rain is no excuse not to go. “If it is tipping down, they will still go out. Wet weather is just inappropriate clothing, you have to put the right stuff on.”
But it seems as though that way of life chimes well with how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge like their children to be raised – the couple have often spoken about wanting George, Charlotte and Louis to play outside as much as possible.
But of course, when George and Charlotte aren’t with their nanny, or enjoying spending time with their mum, dad and little brother Prince Louis, they’re at school and nursery.
And the pair may soon be spending a lot more time together, as Princess Charlotte is reportedly joining her brother Prince George at his school later this year.
She’s been attending Willcocks Nursery in Kensington, since last January, but now the three-year-old is said to be enrolling at Thomas’s Battersea from September, according to The Mail on Sunday.
Prince George has been going to the school for nearly two years, having started in September 2017.
While the reports have not been confirmed by Kensington Palace, it would make sense that Catherine and William would want to send her to school at the same age George started, as she’s two years younger than him.
The little prince was four years old when he arrived for his first day at the school, alongside his dad.
After his first day, Prince William spilled the beans on how George handled the new school, “It went well. There was one other parent who had more of an issue with their children – so I was quite pleased I wasn’t the one. It was really nice actually. It’s a nice school.”
In fact, she might be even luckier than George and be accompanied by her mum the Duchess of Cambridge. She was sadly unable to join William for George’s first day, as she was pregnant with Prince Louis at the time and suffering from severe morning sickness.
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George has been the first in his family to attend a mixed-sex school and have the chance to make friends with girls as well as boys, which is why his sister will also be able to join him at the same school.
And as the school offers ballet lessons, we’re sure dance-loving Charlotte will love it too!
FROM: GoodToKnow, our sister site. Written by Mariana Cerqueira.