Who is Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny? Meet Maria Borallo – the woman in the bowler hat
The royal nanny to the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is like a real life Mary Poppins – here’s what you need to know about her
Kate and William have a lot on their plate.
With various royal functions to attend and public appearances to make, it’s a wonder they have time for children at all.
That’s where Maria Borrallo steps in.
The royal nanny is like a real life Mary Poppins to George, Charlotte and now Price Louis as well.
Professionally trained at one of the most prestigious colleges for carers in the world, Maria’s services don’t come cheap.
You may have seen her accompanying the children to a duck pond, sporting a brown bowler hat, and wondered why she’s wearing it.
Well, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s what you need to know about her.
Who is Maria Borrallo?
Her full name is Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
The nanny hails from Palencia in Spain and is in her 40s.
Maria Borallo was employed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2014 (Image: PA)
She was appointed to the family in 2014, when Prince George was just eight months old.
Maria now lives with the family at Kensington Palace and travels with them on all royal tours and visits as a discrete presence.
She can often be seen accompanying the children to the Round Pond at Kensington Palace – a stone’s throw from her quarters.
Her private living space includes a bedroom, kitchenette, lounge and bathroom.
Kate has previously been quoted as telling friends that Maria is “amazing”.
What is a Norland nanny?
The Norland College in Bath is one of the best in the world for training prospective carers.
The prestigious college is almost impossible to get into and has been training nannies for the rich and famous since 1892.
Its curriculum includes sewing, cooking and nappy-changing, as well as skid-pan training and self-defence.
Fees for a year are an eye-watering £12,000.
Graduates of the school wear the same smart brown uniform.
But being Norland trained doesn’t come cheap, as a starting salary a Norland nanny will set you back £26,000 a year, and this rises to £30,000 after the first year.
This is compared to an ordinary nursery nurse’s salary, which can start at £10,000 to £12,000 a year.
Why she always wears a bowler hat?
Each day to work Maria wears a fifties style nurse’s dress, which she pairs with brown brogues, white gloves and a brown bowler hat.
It is the signature uniform of a Norland Nanny.
Source: dailyrecord co uk