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 was born, it's been revealed.

The Duke of Sussex, who stepped back 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, 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, 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 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'. 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 last year to start a new life in LA, are expecting their second child, a girl, this summer.

It was reported earlier this year that Prince Harry and Meghan were copying Princess Anne's parenting style 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 Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)