Prince Harry's 'dig' at nannies used by Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed

Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen with the Norland Nanny and Prince George and Charlotte
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Prince Harry's reported dig' at nannies used by Prince William and Kate Middleton has been revealed by royal insider Omid Scobie.

Prince Harry reportedly made a dig at nannies used by Prince William and Kate Middleton when his son Archie (opens in new tab) was born, it's been revealed.

The Duke of Sussex, who stepped back (opens in new tab) as a senior working member of the royal family, is claimed to have made a subtle dig about the type of nanny the Cambridge's use for their own children, according to a new Channel 4 documentary A Very Royal Baby.

Royal commentator and Finding Freedom co-author Omid Scobie (opens in new tab), told viewers, "I remember speaking to a source close to Harry who said when they welcomed Archie into the world, they did not want a sort of Mary Poppins type of character around their child as he or she grew up."

Prince Harry, Meghan and son Archie

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Prince William and Kate have often been pictured with their Norland Nanny Maria Terresa Barrallo (opens in new tab), who was trained at the Norland College and now works full-time for the family tending to children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three. The native Spaniard learned a wide range of skills at the intensive college, which costs £15,000 a year in attendance fees.

She was very hands with the children after the christening of Princess Charlotte in July 2015 and it was reported that the Norland Nanny is banned from saying one word (opens in new tab) from the kids.

The professional royal nanny made her first public appearance with the family in 2014, when Prince William and Kate Middleton brought baby Prince George on their official three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.

Norland Nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo who looks after the Cambridge kids pictured with Princess Charlotte, Prince George and the Queen

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When they were still part of the royal family, Harry and Meghan reportedly fired a nanny for being 'unprofessional' (opens in new tab). It is said to have prompted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to go it alone.

The revelation of Prince Harry's dig at nannies comes after he and his wife Meghan broke away from The Firm (opens in new tab) last year to start a new life in LA (opens in new tab), are expecting their second child (opens in new tab), a girl, this summer.

It was reported earlier this year that Prince Harry and Meghan were copying Princess Anne's parenting style (opens in new tab) when it comes to raising a child.

It is not known what their current childcare arrangement is but Omid said they liked the idea of it being "just the three of them" – Harry, Meghan, and Archie – at night.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.