Royals

Prince William and Kate Middleton looking for new nanny for Australian tour

Prince William and Kate are reportedly discreetly looking for a new nanny to accompany them on their upcoming Australian tour.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince George

The royal couple are planning to bring Prince George Down Under in April but might have to leave him at home in London if they can’t find suitable childcare arrangements.

The couple’s current nanny Jessie Webb – who looked after William when he was a child – is 71 and couldn’t cope with the rigours of a tour alone.

“It took a lot of persuading to get Jessie to take the job in the first place, but she loves William and wanted to help out,” an insider told the Daily Mail.

“I can’t imagine that she will want to be travelling around the world at her age. If she does, she will need an assistant.”

Jessie came out of retirement to take charge of George when he was born but was only planning to work part-time for three months.

George is now six months old and Jessie is still caring for him, with no end to her contract in sight.

William and Kate will travel to Australia and New Zealand in April. They will bring nannies, their press team, Kate’s personal hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, a private secretary and possibly a dresser or lady’s maid.

The trip will be George’s first overseas tour, mirroring his father William’s 1983 trip to Australia when he was the same age.

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