Kate Middleton and Prince William have reportedly approached his childhood nanny about coming out of retirement to help take care of George. Jessica Webb, 71 cared for both Prince William and Prince Harry starting when they were 5 and 3 years old respectively. Webb, who never married or had children of her own, is apparently strongly considering taking the coveted position as Prince George's royal nanny, but isn't sure she wants to do it full-time.
The Sunday People quotes a royal courtier as saying Ms. Webb would be "ideal." "Everyone likes (Jessie). She's discreet and she's of an age when she's not going to have her
picture in the paper every five minutes."
It's been long reported that Kate and William wanted to do without a nanny, but according to sources those close to the Duchess have warned her about trying to do it all herself. Currently, she and Prince George are staying with her parents in Berkshire where Carole Middleton is helping with the baby. However, that's a temporary arrangement as Duchess of Cambridge is expected to return to her royal duties and the family will be moving into Kensington Palace later this year leaving her in need of childcare for George.
While Prince William and Kate Middleton want to be as hands on as possible, just like any parents it's unlikely they'll be able to do without some type of help. Since we doubt they'll be putting Prince George in daycare, it looks like a nanny may be the only other option.
Kensington Palace insists no decisions on childcare have been made yet regarding the royal baby. However, if Kate does hire a nanny she'll join a long list of other royal moms who employ help. Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Essex have two full time nannies to care for their children. Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall will reportedly hire a nanny to care for their baby after their child is born early next year.