Meghan Markle doesn't want to hire a nanny, wants mother Doria Ragland to look after their child: Report
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child towards the end of April this year and will rely on Meghan's mother Doria Ragland for childcare
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will not hire a nanny for their child. The duo, who are expecting their first child towards the end of April this year, will instead rely on Meghan's mother Doria Ragland for childcare, according to reports.
The couple will not 'initially' hire a nanny, which certainly implies that they might still employ one further in the future. As per custom, royal couples like Prince William and Kate Middleton hired professional help to look after their children, Vanity Fair reported.
Prince Harry had Tiggy Legge-Bourke as his childhood nanny and he shares a close relationship with her to this very day. He even invited the 53-year-old to the royal wedding in May last year. So it's not like he's completely against the idea.
It was speculated that the royal couple was looking to hire 'Hollywood super-nanny' and lifestyle guru Connie Simpson of Mobile, Alabama. She had previously been employed by A-listers George and Amal Clooney to raise their twins, as well as Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
The news about Meghan and Harry not hiring a nanny is quite surprising as the couple does have a room for a nanny in their new home, Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor estate. Moreover, there have been plenty of rumors that Doria Ragland will relocate to the UK from Los Angeles full-time, or will split her time between the two cities, to help raise her grandchild.
Kate Middleton's mother Carole also plays the role of quite a hands-on grandmother in the lives of her grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. However, their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also employ full-time nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo to watch over their kids.
As for Meghan and her family drama, it was earlier reported that the Duchess' brother, Thomas Markle Jr., sent an invite to the royal couple for his wedding, hoping that the overture would help heal the friction that has developed in the family ever since the 'Suits' actress married Prince Harry last May.
The 52-year-old, who is set to tie the knot with his fiancee Darlene Blount, 38, is hoping that his March wedding will become a platform where the whole family can gather and resolve the ongoing acrimony. "I think our wedding will bring the family closer together. It's hopeful that if Meghan and Harry came and my father — Meghan and Harry could spend some time together with him and that would be good," Markle Jr said.