Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be the official nanny for the royal family?
Well, the position does exist and it belongs to nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, the Spanish nanny to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. With royal baby number three on the way, Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t expected to hire any additional help.
Royal Nanny Maria has been with the family since 2014 and had to go through rigorous training before she was able to qualify for the job. She is a graduate of the prestigious Norland College, a university that specializes in childcare and nanny education.
To be a royal nanny, the skills needed go far beyond your typical nanny skills such as first aid, early education, and cooking. The royal family, obviously, is a bit different than your average family.
Since the royal family is such a high profile family, everything they do is in the public eye. Keeping the children safe is the number one priority.
The royal nanny also has to be well trained in security as well. She is as much a “secret service” guard as much as she is a caretaker of the children.
Part of her training included what to do in intense security situations, as well as advanced ‘defensive driving’ techniques should the situation arise.
“The nannies are taught everything from defensive driving, to security issues, to how to care for a future king or queen,” said royal commentator Victoria Murphy.
“So Maria just really knows everything that you could possibly need to know about bringing up a child,” Murphy concluded.
Do you think you have what it takes to be a royal nanny? It sounds like it is a little more challenging than your average babysitting job…
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