Who is Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ Royal Nanny?
There’s no denying that Prince William and Kate Middleton have three of the cutest royal children we’ve ever seen. They’re so adorable that the public just can’t get enough of them and because of the interest in Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis many have questioned who the woman trusted to care for them is.
Here are some interesting facts about their nanny and the one thing she is absolutely banned from doing to any of the Cambridge children.
Who is Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo was born in Madrid, Spain, but grew up in the city of Palencia and has lived in the U.K. for the past two decades. These days she lives with the royal family in their four-floor, 21-room Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace. She has worked for other high-profile couples in the past including Mick Jagger and his ex-wife, Jerry Hall, and is said to be 100% dedicated to the family that employs her.
Borrallo has three siblings Pablo Borrallo, Luis Borrallo, and Ignacio Borrallo. She’s never been married or had any children of her own but she is an expert in childcare having graduated from the prestigious nanny school, Norland College.
Known as “super nanny” Borrallo is trained in Taekwondo, avoiding paparazzi, anti-terrorism training, and driving in extreme weather all to keep herself and the children safe when she is out and about with them.
She is teaching the children Spanish
Being that she’s from Spain, Borrallo has been teaching the little royals Spanish.
In May of 2017, during a visit to Wick Court in Gloucestershire, Middleton revealed that George already knows the basics of the language and Charlotte can speak some as well.
“Her son George can count up to 10 in Spanish already,” a 9-year-old child who spoke with the duchess told the Telegraph.
When Borrallo started working for the family
Borrallo, who is in her 40s, started working for the royals in 2014.
She joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s household in March of that year before Prince George had even turned a year old. Borrallo made her first public appearance with the family when the prince and Middleton brought George on their tour to Australia and New Zealand.
People reported that she looked after little George when his parents had official engagements and were given a Maori welcome at Government House.
She is not allowed to smack any of the children
If there’s one thing Borrallo absolutely cannot do it’s strike the children and this order was given to her before she ever started working for the prince and Middleton.
Nannies who attend Norland College are taught that spanking the kids they care for is not an acceptable form of punishment. The Express reported that graduates are “warned that any who use physical punishment will be struck off.”
Louise Heren, who co-wrote a book about Norland nannies, added that “They will never ever smack … A child is never naughty but the behavior is.”
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