Now that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their second child, and first daughter, home from hospital life with two children under the age of two will be very busy. So it’s perhaps not that surprising that it’s being reported the royal couple are planning to hire a second nanny as their family expands.
The Daily Telegraph reports that William and Kate have decided to hire a maternity nurse to help them through at least the first three months of their baby girl’s life.
The new maternity nurse is said to come from Norland, the world famous agency that helped the William and Catherine find their Spanish nanny, Maria Borallo, which they brought in when Prince George was around seven months old.
The company’s website states that maternity nurses have been 1 and 20 years experience as nannies and have usually completed further training. They help care for the baby and will often sleep in the same room as the newborn to minimize disruption to the rest of the family. The agency also states that the maternity nurse will help the baby’s parents with feeding and bathing their new arrival and work with mum and dad to establish routines.
When Prince George was born The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were famously very determined to do everything for their son themselves and headed off to Kate’s parents in Bucklebury to begin family life. This time round, with a toddler in the house as well, they have decided to get some extra help from the very beginning. It’s not clear how long the maternity nurse will stay. The Cambridge family are due to spend the next few days at their London home of Kensington Palace before moving to their Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her daughter at 08:34am on May 2nd 2015 after being admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s around 6am that morning after going into labour. The birth was announced just after 11am by Twitter and on a press release before the traditional easel announcement was made at Buckingham Palace at 12:30pm. William brought big brother, Prince George, to the hospital at 4.15pm to meet his little sister. The couple presented the new fourth in line to the throne to the world at 6pm – less than ten hours after her birth.
The family are now resting at Kensington Palace and Kate’s parents are there ready to help with the new arrival. But it seems that William, Kate, George and the new princess will also have some more help arriving as they get used to being a family of four.
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