'No nonsense' royal nanny makes Prince George and Princess Charlotte follow these strict rules
It's fair to say that fans of the British royal family absolutely love Prince George, Princess Charlotte and baby Louis. The three children of Prince William and Kate Middleton are all as cute as buttons, and the public at large is pretty protective of them. That's why, this week, a number of social media users have been left somewhat perturbed by the children's royal nanny. In case you're imagining some kind of magical Mary Poppins figure, floating down from the sky on her umbrella and singing carefree tunes all the while, then think again.
Maria Borrallo, the royal nanny to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, is reportedly a tough no-nonsense tutor to the kids, and certainly doesn't coddle the two of them. Royal expert Louise Heren recently told British newspaper The Sun:
"There will be no messing. That's because Maria will be aware that as they step off planes, holding mum's hands, smiling and waving to the crowds, there can't be any crying or terrible twos or tantrums."
Borrallo trained for her current role at Norland College in Bath, a prestigious school that trains nannies to the highest standard so they can care for children of the aristocracy. However, Borrallo allegedly makes the Prince and Princess follow a number of strange rules which have left many social media users scratching their heads.
Firstly, the pair has to adhere to a strict 7pm bedtime every night, and are prohibited from playing with modern gadgets, such as iPads and games consoles. Instead, they stick to traditional toys such as jigsaw puzzles. Not only that, but they also have to try new foods and flavours every few days, to prevent them from becoming fussy eaters.
In the same interview, Heren added:
"There will be lots and lots of outdoor play, that’s the one thing you could say Norland are old-fashioned about. Loads of fresh air. Lots of bike rides, playing with their dogs, potentially some gardening. Norland are very into teaching children through play. Yes, you are getting mucky with your hands in the soil but you are learning how to plant."
"If it is tipping it down, they will still go out. Wet weather is just inappropriate clothing, you have to put the right stuff on. It doesn’t have to be strict. Just because Norland nannies wear the brown uniform, they look quite old-fashioned, that doesn’t mean their message is old-fashioned. It’s no-nonsense."
So there you have it - it seems as though the royal kids don't really have an easy time of it, and despite all the luxury they're used to, they still have to do their chores like other kids. Hopefully, this will teach them to be humble and polite in later life, just like their parent are.