A royal author claims that Prince William and Prince Harry’s nanny “banned them from having comfort blankets” and “wearing trainers.”
After Princess Diana gave birth to her two sons, Prince Charles decided that his wife “needed a nanny” and hired Barbara Barnes to assist her.
According to biographer Robert Lacey, Prince William and Prince Harry’s nanny Barbara Barnes forbade them from wearing blankets and trainers after Harry was born[/caption]
Prince William waves to the crowd as he leaves the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, London, with his nanny Barbara Barbara did not wear a nanny hat or uniform, unlike Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Norland-trained nanny, Maria Borrello. Nanny Barnes was strict to Kensington Palace staff and the young princes, according to Robert Lacey’s biography Battle of Brothers. “Barnes was equally firm with the children, refusing to allow them comfort blankets and refusing to let them wear shoes until they had learned to walk properly,” he wrote. “When they finally got their first pair of shoes, Nanny insisted on classic Start-Rites with button straps that were shaped to the boys’ feet.”
Trainers were outlawed. ”
Robert reveals that a member of the Kensington Palace staff told royal author Ingrid Seward that Barbara guarded the nursery floor “like the Vatican.” ”
Nanny Barnes would “bring them into her bed most mornings to romp and play together, before giving them their breakfast and passing them on to their parents when they woke,” according to Robert. ”
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Barbara did not wear a nanny hat or uniform, unlike Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Norland-trained nanny, Maria Borrello[/caption]
Nanny Barnes taught William and Harry how to walk, talk, read, and choose their clothes and shoes[/caption]
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