Just like Mary Poppins, it seems the royal children’s nanny Maria Borrallo has the same no-nonsense approach when it comes to looking after Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, three.
Norland school-trained Maria has been looking after the Cambridge children since 2014, often escorting them while they are travelling the world with their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
And it sounds like she doesn’t let them get away with anything just because of who they are!
Nanny Maria Boralla reportedly has a ‘no-nonsense’ approach
Norland Nanny expert Louise Heren told 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.”
Rules Maria enforces on the children:
- Bedtime is 7pm with no exception
- They must try new foods, tastes and flavours each day – to stop them from becoming fussy eaters
- Playtime activities must always be outside – no matter the weather! (Yikes, in the British weather!)
“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,” says Louise.
“Yes, you are getting mucky with your hands in the soil but you are learning how to plant. Lots of bike rides, playing with their dogs, potentially some gardening.
“Norland are very into teaching children through play. If it is tipping down, they will still go out. Wet weather is just inappropriate clothing, you have to put the right stuff on.
What’s more, the Spanish-born nanny reportedly has received training in self-defence and taken evasive driving techniques to help protect the royal children.
The Norland Nanny school was founded in 1982 by Emily Ward.
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