Prince William and Kate Baby: Nanny to be Hired by Royal Couple for Second Child

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning on hiring a full-time nanny for baby number 2.

The royal couple broke with royal tradition when deciding not to employ a full-time nanny for Prince George but have learned their lesson.

“It was really hard work with George and there were lots of sleepless nights,” a source close to the couple told the Daily Mail.

“So Kate has said she’s going to have help with the next one.”

George was mostly taken care of by family members and part-time help.

When Kate recovers from severe morning sickness the couple plans to move to their new home at Amner Hall in Norfolk, where they want to settle in. The couple stayed at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury for Prince George’s early months.

“There is a nanny annex and a guest suite with plenty of space for Kate’s family,” a friend of the couple said.

“Kate and William plan to go to their own family home after the birth.”

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, talks to a schoolgirl as he arrives at the St. Hugh's College to formally open the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre building, in Oxford, England, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, the palace announced Monday. The Duchess was scheduled to accompany her husband but cancelled as she is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace, suffering from severe morning sickness. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, talks to a schoolgirl as he arrives at the St. Hugh’s College to formally open the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre building, in Oxford, England, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, the palace announced Monday. The Duchess was scheduled to accompany her husband but cancelled as she is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace, suffering from severe morning sickness. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Meanwhile, a family source told the Daily Mirror that Kate and William had the plan all along to have children close in age since both of their families have that.

Kate and her younger sister Pippa are just a year apart while William and Prince Henry are about two-and-a-half years apart.

“Kate and William’s pregnancy is great news and seemingly out of the blue. But the truth is I’m not at all ­surprised. They’ve both made no secret of the fact that they enjoy having siblings close in age and that they share very special ­relationships with them,” the source said.

“It’s lovely that Kate has conceived so quickly again. Obviously not so lovely is this bout of morning sickness she is ­having to deal with. It’s not pleasant at all but she is being cared for very well.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.