According to the Daily Mail, the royals have already embarked on their search for a new royal baby caregiver. Whichever nanny they find will surely come highly recommended – but if for some reason it doesn't work out, might we suggest any one of these eight famous nannies from popular culture?
Pros: Royal nursery now self-cleaning! (And polo player Will should be delighted with a nanny who rides horses, even nicked from a carousel.)
Cons: Overreliance on processed sugar to make medicine go down. Also: Flighty – takes off for another job as soon as the wind changes. And should Buckingham Palace worry about a mysterious magician getting too close to the royal family? Remember what happened to the Russians.
Pros: With warts and that snaggletooth, she will never upstage picture-perfect Kate.
Cons: McPhee shows up to care for only the most incorrigible children; if she darkens Kensington Palace's doorway, it means young George has become a true terror.
Nana, Peter Pan
Pros: As she is an actual sheepdog with no command of human language, she is unlikely to tattle in the British tabloids.
Cons: Will and Kate's cocker spaniel, Lupo, is already top dog at the Cambridge household.
Maria von Trapp, The Sound of Music
Pros: The original clothing recycler, turning drapes to dresses. Thrifty Kate would approve. Cons: She married the boss!
Fran Fine, The Nanny
Pros: Already has tons of experience working for posh families.
Cons: She also married the boss! (This is becoming a trend.)
Shane Wolfe, The Pacifier
Pros: It can't be bad to have a Navy SEAL around the royal baby. You know, just for protection.
Cons: Would the Coldstream Guards get jealous?
Charles, Charles in Charge
Pros: Doesn't charge much; he only asks for room and board.
Cons: Despite what What a Girl Wants might say, a wisecracking teen would probably not be the best fit in Westminster.
Pros: She's Scottish, which is important at a time like this.
Cons: Would George confuse her with great-granny the Queen?