Once Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby arrives, maybe don't expect to see Norland's female finest in tow when the Sussexes are out and about together. The parents-to-be are reportedly on the hunt for a nanny and could end up eschewing royal tradition with their choice. Meghan may now be a part of a British institution, but she's a California girl at heart and according to sources "favours an American over a Brit."
Not only this, but both she and Harry are open to the idea of having a male nanny help with looking after their firstborn. Unsurprisingly, this would be a first for the Royal Family. A source said, " They are keen to explore the possibility of a male nanny." Whoever the nanny or 'manny' is, they'll be handsomely remunerated for their services - the worker will earn up to £70,000-a-year, depending on experience.
Meghan Markle happy to hire 'manny' for baby Sussex with £70k salary and a car
This is a lot higher than a Norland nanny starting salary, which on average will set you back is £26,000 a year, rising to £30,000 a year. They can also expect to be grilled by the royal couple themselves in an interview.
The successful one will be based at their new Frogmore Cottage home in the grounds of Windsor Castle and have use of a car. Recruitment wheels are already in motion, with staff believed to have been told to find the perfect candidate in the next three months. It's another clear demonstration of how the Sussexes want to do things their way.
Only a handful of men have attended Norland, with the first two graduating last year, so only time will tell if they make the cut.