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Old 08-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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I don't see the big uproar over the nanny. Why wouldn't they have one? They can afford one, it's necessary if Kate is to resume royal duties, and it gives someone a job, and one that can be placed front and center on the resume.

Seems a little ridiculous for them not to have one.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:54 AM
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My assumption is that Kate and William would prefer to have the grandparents (most esp Kate's) to watch little George over a complete stranger. Someone they can trust. I think it's perfectly normal to want family members to watch your newborn child. They may not get a nanny now but when George is slightly older.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:56 AM
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My assumption is that Kate and William would prefer to have the grandparents (most esp Kate's) to watch little George over a complete stranger. Someone they can trust. I think it's perfectly normal to want family members to watch your newborn child. They may not get a nanny now but when George is slightly older.
But all the grandparents work for a living
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:03 PM
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Have they? Or are you believing the Daily mail?
I don't know. If Kate doesn't have a nanny, I would call her foolish. Better to be prepared than to end up having to stay home from official engagements because she can't find a sitter.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:05 PM
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I don't know. If Kate doesn't have a nanny, I would call her foolish. Better to be prepared than to end up having to stay home from official engagements because she can't find a sitter.
Can't find a sitter, you are funny!
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:14 PM
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I don't know. If Kate doesn't have a nanny, I would call her foolish. Better to be prepared than to end up having to stay home from official engagements because she can't find a sitter.
From what I've read their new housekeeper was also hired to do occasional babysitting.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:06 PM
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I think Jessie, William's former nanny is the inspired choice. she wants to work part time - William trusts her - she knows the drill. she will help maybe 3-4 days/ week. help them get settled - help Kate get used to having someone else around. And helps them set up the nanny situation. probably bringing on a younger jr role (maybe a p/t maid to help Antonella as well as Jessie; that seems to be the way of their court) I assume they will have a moderate schedule this fall where kate will work 2-3 days/ week - then go into Christmas break. Then set up for the Australia/ NZ tour after the first of the year at full capacity. I expect Kate will probably be pregnant shortly thereafter - Will and Kate both have siblings/confidantes close in age and will probably want that for George.

Jesse will be serving as the sr nanny overseeing this transition. nice gig if it works for all parties. Kate has never had a nanny, so I'm sure this is new for her as well.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:07 PM
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But all the grandparents work for a living
True. But I think the Middleton's have more flexibility with their schedules than Charles & Camilla. It would be 100x easier for the Middleton's to take an afternoon or morning off to watch George than it would be for Charles/Camilla. I think if they were to scale down on their appearances many won't be thrilled vs the Middleton's who own their business and have no obligations to the public.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:39 PM
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Firstly, why don't you believe them?

Secondly, my view is that Catherine, who likes to understand and get a grip on information and how things work, is applying that approach to raising her child/ren. She will employ a nanny once she understands what needs to be done and how she wants it done. Then she will feel able to employ a nanny who does the job how Catherine wants it done. She isn't someone to just hand the job over to someone else.

Thirdly, parents manage on their own all over the world. Why should these 2 be different?
Ha ha ... Why ? Because I am a nanny .. I've seen it all believe me . I know the upper middle and upper English classes very well . They ALL have help . Even when they say they don't .
Some are good to work for and listen to advice .. Some employ you because they know you are a professional and can do the job properly . Some are a nightmare ... Some want help that does everything (cleaning housekeeping dog walking errands etc etc ) so they don't employ a professional nanny but an untrained person from somewhere abroad who is not trained and therefore spends all day on their phone and drags the children round like they are one of the dogs . (see this everyday ) . I think the royal baby will get the best type of nanny and think royal couple would be good to work for . Young professional couples mostly are .
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:44 PM
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So you know everyone in the upper middle and upper English classes and know how they run their family?

That sounds like a generalization
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:54 PM
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I stand by this statement which I made over 2 weeks ago.

"my view is that Catherine, who likes to understand and get a grip on information and how things work, is applying that approach to raising her child/ren. She will employ a nanny once she understands what needs to be done and how she wants it done. Then she will feel able to employ a nanny who does the job how Catherine wants it done. She isn't someone to just hand the job over to someone else."
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:06 PM
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I thought it had already been decided that Williams childhood nanny was given the position. I must have missed something. Anyway, it is a smart move on Catherines part, she needs the help whether she wants it or not. She is going to be very busy and isnt going to have the time to be a fulltime mom.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:26 PM
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I thought it had already been decided that Williams childhood nanny was given the position. I must have missed something. Anyway, it is a smart move on Catherines part, she needs the help whether she wants it or not. She is going to be very busy and isnt going to have the time to be a fulltime mom.
We don't even know if they're getting a nanny, let alone who it is.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:24 PM
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I had read a little ways back on this thread that Williams nanny was asked to take on the job. I didnt realize that was not true. Im just trying to keep up with all the maybe and maybe nots that are out there. I of course think that the Middletons would be a perfect choice to take care of the prince but of course that is out of the question being that they all work.
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In my opinion, Williams nanny is far too old for the post of nanny, and probably too old-fashioned. Apparently, she is 71. I can't see Kate happy with this choice, if indeed the rumour is true. It would be a William/Charles pick, probably because the woman has proven her discretion, and probably because she is cheaper to employ than a fully trained younger alternative. Charles is something of a miser, except when it comes to himself, his wife--whom he has quite showered with jewels, not all from the family vault--and his own staff. And my understanding is that Charles is responsible for paying for the staff of William, Kate, and Harry, just as the Queen picks up the tab for Andrew, Edward, and Anne.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:46 AM
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This is not the 1800's. Being 71 does not make one ancient, decrepit or impaired and If this person is adored by William and helped raise him, guide him thru difficult times I would think she is someone Catherine would feel comfortable leaving her kid with;I think the bigger question would be if Ms. Woodson wants to do it all again.Anyway, it all might be a another rumor.They do have to have one sooner rather than later...Carol loves her grandson but has her own life and buisness, she can't be on call 24/7.
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@amaryllus I agree that Will and Kate will need the help of a reliable nanny. I disagree that a 71-year-old would be the best choice. It is more than a matter of age and state-of-health, altho that is important. A 71-year-old may or may not be as able to keep up with a two-year-old and another sibling, as say a 31-year- old. I would hate to think that any childs play area, or type of play would be restricted to accommodate an older nanny, who may well not live to see them off to boarding school, another consideration. After all, one of the main reasons to employ a caregiver is to supply the continuity that, unfortunately, Will and Kate may not be able to provide on a consistent basis, particularly if the powers that be decide to deploy W and K on frequent trips abroad, or even on frequent overnight trips nearer to home.

Further, most 71-year-olds, especially those without grandchildren, are not current on small things, like the newest and best children's literature, and the latest educational toys.

All in all, I would consider it unwise of W and K to employ a senior citizen when better alternatives are available and no, I am not referring to Carole, who has a very nice life of her own.
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I thought it had already been decided that Williams childhood nanny was given the position. I must have missed something. Anyway, it is a smart move on Catherines part, she needs the help whether she wants it or not. She is going to be very busy and isnt going to have the time to be a fulltime mom.
I must have missed it but which Nanny of Williams is supposed to be coming out of retirement? Since William attended Nanny Powells funeral it cannot be her.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:07 PM
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I must have missed it but which Nanny of Williams is supposed to be coming out of retirement? Since William attended Nanny Powells funeral it cannot be her.
Jesse Webb.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...cision-2151213
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:09 PM
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I think it's speculation but I do believe they will get some help at some point.
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