They're remaining 'open-minded'
Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they are expecting their first child, the world has been watching the couple and waiting for as many details as possible about Baby Sussex. From whether Harry wants a boy or a girl, to potential royal baby names, to the vegan paint that Meghan wants to use in the child’s nursery, every scrap of information has been widely reported.
One particular focus has been on the help that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will hire to help take care of their little one. Although Meghan’s assistant personal secretary has handed in her resignation, it is believed that the former Suits actress may have employed a doula and a top-notch nanny from a prestigious nanny academy in Bath that trains them to be the very best in the business. Alternative reports allege that they will use the same nanny as A-list pals George and Amal Clooney, and another publication was told that they won’t be using a nanny at all, instead relying on Meghan’s mother helping out.
However, a new report suggests that Meghan and Harry might be taking a ‘modern American approach’ to the help they hire. Rather than a traditional nanny, the Express claims that the couple will do things a little differently by opting for a ‘manny’.
A ‘manny’ is a male nanny, a popular option for new parents in the U.S.
A royal insider told the publication: ‘Hiring a ‘manny ‘ is far more common in the U.S. — a nation that Meghan is more in tune with — than in the U.K. She’s keen to introduce the royal family to what she considers a more enlightened, modern American approach.’
The source continued: ‘He [Prince Harry] and Meghan have discussed nannies and both have an open mind to a male nanny. They will definitely try to shortlist one.’
We’ll have to wait and see!