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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won't hire nanny?
Dec 10, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge won't employ a full-time nanny.
The 30-year old brunette - who is expecting her first child with Prince William - will break with royal protocol by not hiring help around the clock in a bid to be 'hands-on parents' and plans to rely upon her parents Carole and Michael Middleton and a part-time babysitter instead.
A close friend of the couple's told the MailOnline: 'Catherine and William are determined to be hands-on parents. Her parents are very excited about the baby and will help out as much as possible.
'They will, probably, use a part-time nanny to help them out when they have to attend events and don't have a babysitter, but they don't want a full-time nanny.'
The royal pair are known to shun domestic help, having reportedly chosen to not have any staff at their home in Anglesey, North Wales.
The news comes as a surprise, however since William's own childhood nanny, Olga Powell, was a strong presence in his life as well as his brother Harry's. The 30-year-old royal cancelled four public engagements in October in order to attend her funeral.
A St James's Palace spokesman commented: 'It is too early to say whether the duke and duchess will employ a nanny.
Meanwhile, Catherine - also known by her maiden name Kate Middleton - was hit by a second bout of severe morning sickness yesterday (09.12.12) after being discharged from London's King Edward VII Hospital last week.
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