Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t taking any chances when it comes to their firstborn.
Just five weeks after welcoming Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple have hired a nanny to help them settle into parenthood. And, not surprisingly, she is bound to secrecy.
“I’ve heard from very reliable sources that the new nanny who has been appointed by the Sussexes had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told ETOnline Thursday.
Nicholl added Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, has returned back home to the United States from the U.K.
And while the Duchess of Sussex has hired help, Nicholl claimed she’s still facing some sleepless nights as a new mom.
“Meghan’s been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours,” said Nicholl to the outlet. “Apparently he’s a hungry little baby.”
According to Nicholl, the 37-year-old’s hands-on approach to motherhood is the reason why she appeared weary during her first public post-birth outing on Saturday for the Trooping the Colour festivities.
“Meghan hasn’t been hitting the gym — she hasn’t been in any hurry to get back into shape,” explained Nicholl. “No hard training. No weights. She’s enjoying this time — she’s being gentle to herself.”
As for when Archie will make another appearance, Nicholl said Father’s Day is a big possibility for royal fans.
“To mark Father’s Day with baby Archie is going to be really special, and if we’re lucky, who knows — we may even get a new glimpse on Instagram,” she said.
Sarajane Ambrose, founder of Imperial Nannies, a leading childcare agency in London, told People magazine in April the couple could opt for a male nanny or “manny” as they are known across the pond.
“There was a trend for male nannies a few years ago, but it’s really the personality match that’s important,” said Ambrose. “… He or she has to be professional, discreet, do a very good job and be prepared to not only speak to anybody about her experiences there. They will be on their toes the whole time and it can be isolating too.”