Nannies Tell All - A VERY ROYAL SUMMER
Star|July 26, 2021
TANTRUMS, TEA PARTIES&TIME-OUTS! ROYAL SITTERS REVEAL WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO CARE FOR WILLIAM AND KATE’S THREE TOTS.

LAST spring, Kate Middleton gave a rare glimpse into life at home with three kids during lockdown. “The children have got such stamina,” she said of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. At the time, Kate and Prince William were more hands-on than ever as they juggled their royal duties with homeschooling their little ones. “You pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake,” said the Duchess of Cambridge. “You get to the end of the day — they’ve had a lovely time, but it’s amazing how much you can cram into a day!”

Tell that to the nannies! “Being a nanny for the Cambridges has its highs and lows,” dishes an insider. “William and Kate treat them with respect and pay them well, but working for anyone in the royal family is more than a full-time job.” Indeed, nannies often clock in at 5:30 a.m. — and don’t get off until 10 p.m. “You’re basically sacrificing your social life,” says the insider, “so it’s common knowledge that if you’re not fully committed, don’t bother applying!” Star has the inside scoop on what goes on behind closed doors.

RUNNING AROUND

This summer is especially busy with George, 7, Charlotte, 6, and Louis, 3, on holiday in July and August. According to the insider, the family plans to spend most of their time at their sprawling country estate, Amner Hall, on the property of Queen Elizabeth II’s Norfolk retreat, Sandringham. Charlotte is already taking horse-riding lessons, and George is eager to start learning how to play polo like his dad. “There’s a local farm with stables just down the road, and that’s where they go,” reveals the insider. “Louis can’t ride yet, but he loves sitting on the ponies and going for walks around the arena.”

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