Meghan and Harry fired Archie’s unprofessional nanny in the middle of night, didn't want 'home filled with staff'
When the couple hired a second night nurse, neither found themselves comfortable sleeping through the night without going to check on Archie regularly
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were “forced to let go” of their son Archie’s first nanny on the second night of her work, the book ‘Finding Freedom’ revealed. The bombshell biography released on August 11, stated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to hire a night nurse for their firstborn to “establish a sleep schedule”. But their first staff had a very brief time with them. The authors of the book, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, wrote: “Meghan and Harry felt they were forced to let the nurse go in the middle of her second night of work for being unprofessional.”
Even before its release, ‘Finding Freedom’ created controversy as it reportedly shares intimate details about the royal household. It also reportedly documents what promoted Meghan and Harry to leave the palace, with journalists Scobie and Durand claiming “all information in this book has at least two sources”.
According to the book, the prince and his recently turned 39-year-old wife initially did not want to hire any nanny for Archie, who was born on May 6, 2019. But after Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, went back to Los Angeles, California, the couple decided to employ a night nurse. The explosive biography, however, claimed that the Sussexes felt the nurse's behavior was “unprofessional”, though details of that have not been revealed.
It has also been said that Meghan and Harry’s experience with the first nanny made them worried. “The new parents went on to hire a second night nurse, who did a fine job, but because of the incident with the first nurse, neither found themselves comfortable sleeping through the night without going to check on Archie regularly. After a few weeks, they decided to take on nights themselves and went without a night nurse entirely,” the writers wrote. Instead, they signed up for “a nanny to work weekdays”.
‘Finding Freedom’ also stated that the parents of Archie did not like any live-in staff with them. “Harry and Meghan had agreed they didn't want their home filled with staff. Harry had seen that situation at Prince William's home (the Cambridge's had a live-in housekeeper and a full-time, live-in nanny) and didn't want the same for his own family. He and Meghan liked the idea that when they went to bed at night, it was just the three of them in the house. Cosy and private.”
Earlier, in August 2019, a report revealed that the third nanny of Archie has “fitted into the family really well”. “Meghan is a very hands-on mum but the new nanny is a godsend. She's great with little Archie and just adores him. Harry and Meghan are very happy with her,” the report added.
While Katie Nicholl, who has written numerous biographies on the royal family, previously said that “I've heard from very reliable sources that the new nanny who has been appointed by the Sussexes has had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement. Meghan's been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours. Apparently he's a hungry little baby.”