Royal couple ‘call in nanny’

Prince William, Katherine Duchess of Cambridge

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge has apparently hired Prince William’s former nanny to accompany them to Scotland.

Catherine gave birth to their first son, George Alexander Louis, in July.

While their parenting skills have seemed the picture of perfection, the busy couple seem to need a little help – in the form of the woman who helped raise William, Jessie Webb.

According to People magazine, the 71-year-old has been lending a hand at the pair’s north Wales home and is now joining them on a visit to Scotland to see great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

“She’ll be like a safe pair of hands. She knows the ropes and knows what happens,” Ingrid Seward, author of the upcoming book A Century of Royal Children, told People of the nanny.

“That’s preferred rather than someone new to it all, someone who’d be terrified of it all.”

Jessie is from London and was hired by William’s parents, the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles, to look after him and his brother Harry.

She even attended William’s 21st birthday party and his wedding to Catherine in 2011.

Her help could be very welcome for the new parents.

“George sounds like he’s got some lungs on him,” Ingrid smiled.

“William’s been talking about having sleepless nights, although he did say he’s got better.”

Harry recently opened up about being an uncle to little George, saying the experience is “fantastic”.

He even shared a touching moment with children while at an awards ceremony yesterday, recalling the first time he saw his nephew smile.

In August this year it was rumored they had called on Jessie for help, despite contradictory gossip claiming the couple wanted to raise George by themselves.

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