London: Most couples with young children dream of upsizing to give their growing brood more room to spread their wings.
But in the coming weeks, Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will do the opposite, swapping their grand home at Kensington Palace for a relatively modest four-bedroom cottage on the Windsor estate. This means that for the first time in their children’s lives they will live without a live-in nanny.
For Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and four-year-old Prince Louis, the move to Adelaide Cottage will mark a significant change as they are used to having Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, their Spanish nanny, available 24 hours a day have a day.
Although Borrallo will be employed full-time, she will live elsewhere, as will the handful of other support staff who have long ‘lived’ with the family at Kensington Palace, believed to include a housekeeper and a cook.
William and Catherine hired Borrallo in 2014 when George was eight months old and she is often pictured at official events wearing the traditional brown Norland nanny uniform.
She sometimes travels with them on holiday and has her own flat on the family’s Anmer Hall estate on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
But while Borrallo will remain a key figure in the children’s lives, the move to Windsor will herald a new era for the Cambridge clan.
Life in Kensington Palace, which offers numerous apartments and offices and borders a busy high street, has often been compared to life in a goldfish bowl.
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/no-room-for-nanny-as-cambridges-downsize-move-closer-to-grandparents-20220815-p5b9u2.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_world No room for a nanny as the Cambridges grow smaller and closer to grandparents