Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Nanny Has 1 Unexpected Skill That Could Save the Kids’ Lives

Kate Middleton and Prince William are hands-on parents, but they also have a nanny helping their household. However, the Cambridges do not hire just anyone to watch their children. Their nanny has been trained in many different skills, including an unexpected one that could save lives.

(L-R) Kate Middleton and Prince William laughing
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The Cambridges’ nanny attended a famous nanny school

Kate and William’s nanny is Maria Borrallo. The couple hired her just after their oldest son, Prince George, was born. Borrallo is from Spain, but she trained as a nanny in England.

Borrallo attended Norland College in Bath. The school opened in 1892 and has since become a famous institution for developing nannies. Norland aims to teach students the skills needed to take care of children According to its website, Norland has courses on topics such as cooking, sewing, child development, and ethics.

Good Housekeeping also shares that Norland nannies know how to be resourceful. For example, at school, they learned “how to transform a used up loo roll tube into a musical instrument, how to throw the perfect teddy bears’ picnic, and the art of organising a themed birthday party, including making a novelty cake.”

Maria Borrallo has 1 unique skill that could save lives

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Kate and William are not the only wealthy and influential people who have Norland nannies. These nannies are coveted employees among the upper class. As such, Norland also teaches skills related to safety and security.

“The nannies are taught everything from defensive driving to security issues to how to care for a future king or queen,” royal commentator Victoria Murphy once explained to ABC News.

On Norland’s website, the school explains what students can expect during a module called “Safeguarding and Child Protection.”

“This module examines professional and legal responsibilities in terms of safeguarding and protection of children and young people,” the website read. “Students are encouraged to identify strategies that may impact on inter-professional policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and protection.”

Kate and William are raising the heir and spares of the monarchy, so it makes sense that Borrallo knows how to keep them safe.

Maria Borrallo also follows 1 ‘old-fashioned’ rule with the Cambridge kids 

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Norland has incorporated modern elements into its curriculum, such as providing a class on diversity. However, it still encourages nannies like Borrallo to follow some “old-fashioned” rules.

According to Heren, Norland nannies prioritize outdoor play. She told The Sun, “There will be lots and lots of outdoor play, that’s the one thing you could say Norland are old-fashioned about. Loads of fresh air. Lots of bike rides, playing with their dogs, potentially some gardening. Norland are very into teaching children through play.”

Heren shared that, even when the weather is less-than-ideal, outdoor time is still important.

“If it is tipping it down, they will still go out,” Heren said. “Wet weather is just inappropriate clothing, you have to put the right stuff on.”

Fortunately for the Cambridge kids, there is no shortage of outdoor space for them to play in. Their main residence is Kensington Palace, which has a huge garden they can enjoy. Additionally, the Cambridges have a country house called Anmer Hall, where they go on weekends and holidays.