Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Breaking Royal Protocol Again By Hiring A ‘Hollywood’ Nanny For Baby Archie

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the market for a nanny. Weeks after welcoming their first son, the couple is reportedly searching for a caretaker to help them raise little Archie. Although the royal family usually selects nannies from Norland College, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are breaking royal protocol by going with a caregiver from Hollywood.   

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and baby Archie Harrison
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and baby Archie Harrison | Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle break royal protocol

Members of the royal family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, usually pick nannies from Norland College. But royal expert Victoria Howard believes that Harry and Markle will break from tradition and go with someone from Hollywood.

According to Express, Howard says the couple wants someone who is a little more progressive in their methods and will help encourage Archie’s creativity. They do not believe a nanny from Norland will meet their criteria, though Markle’s friends in Hollywood already have a few recommendations.

“I think they will look for things that will make them aware of mental health perhaps, encouraging creativity and for them to be themselves,” Howard shared. “So I definitely think it’s going to be non-traditional, maybe someone that has been recommended by some of their Hollywood friends perhaps.”

With the pair looking to Hollywood to meet their childcare needs, there is a strong chance that their new nanny will be an American. That said, Howard believes the two will look for a nanny based in the UK because that would eliminate the need to relocate.

The nanny will likely live on the grounds of Frogmore Cottage and will be available at all hours of the day and night. This setup is not uncommon in the royal family, especially given their busy schedules that take them all around the world.

What about Meghan Markle’s mother?

During Markle’s pregnancy, there was talk that she wanted to raise her first child all by herself and would not employ a nanny. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also present to lend a hand in the weeks following the delivery. Inside sources claimed that Ragland was planning to stay in London to help raise Archie, though she has since returned home to California. Ragland spent two weeks with Markle and baby Archie at Frogmore Cottage before flying home.

Harry and Markle have not commented on the nanny rumors. The couple has yet to announce Archie’s godparents or set a time for his christening, so it will probably be a while before we hear anything official on the nanny front.

When will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hire a nanny?

While we wait to hear something official, an inside source claims that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already hired a nanny. Details about the identity of the new caregiver have not been released, though sources say that they had to sign a comprehensive non-disclosure agreement to land the job.

The nanny is reportedly on-call around the clock and was watching Archie when Markle appeared at the Trooping the Colour event last weekend.

Although she has a nanny to help out, Markle is still very involved in raising Archie. The former Suits star has reportedly been nursing Archie at all hours of the night and refuses to leave his side.

Markle has also avoided the gym these past few weeks and is allegedly taking it easy on herself. It is unclear when Markle will start her fitness regime, but it sounds like she is enjoying the time off as much as she can.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan their next trip

Now that they have a nanny, sources believe Harry and Markle are busy planning their upcoming trip to Africa. The couple is expected to fly to Angola this fall to work with one of Markle’s favorite charities.

Depending on how things are going with Archie, there is a chance that the little one joins them for the trip. If that happens, we might get our first glimpse of Harry and Markle’s new nanny, who will likely tag along for the visit.

Markle gave birth to Archie on May 6. Shortly after the birth, the couple announced on social media that they would not participate in the traditional hospital photo op. Instead, the pair posted pictures of the newborn several days after the delivery.

Markle has remained out of the spotlight since giving birth, though she did appear at the recent Trooping the Colour parade, which was held in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday.