This nannyship was only a temporary gig, however. Jessie Webb, 71, was hired on a 3-month contract in order to ease the young couple into parenthood and help them settle in with the baby.
But in April Prince William and Kate Middleton are heading out on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Baby George in tow. So thy need a more permanent nanny who’s ready to face the grueling travel.
Anyone who has traveled with a baby knows exactly what I mean by “grueling.” Lugging baby gear alone is a full time job. And while the duke and duchess seem to have pretty cushy lives, they have jobs as well and need a nanny to provide consistent care for their baby while they are working.
Prince William traveled with his parents to Australia and New Zeland when he was 1. His mother, Diana, was very doting as a royal parent and William has followed in her footsteps by being a hands-on dad.
Will and Kate haven’t advertised the nanny position and will likely rely on recommendations from friends and family. I hope they find the right person for the job so they can feel at ease and confident about their child care. It’s hard handing over your little ones when you go to work. A good babysitter becomes a valued member of the family.
This is just one of the thousands of decisions Will and Kate will make about the well-being of George. Even though their baby lives in a castle and sports a royal title, the Duke and Duchess are perhaps most relate-able to us in their role as parents. It’s fun to watch their little family grow!
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