Royal Rewind: Week of March 28, 2014

January 1995 family vacation in Klosters, Switzerland.

Princess Eugenie + Princess Beatrice + Prince William + Prince Harry Skiing

This past week in Royal news…

Princess Eugenie celebrated her 24th birthday.

The Duke of Cambridge says he wants to work in the Foreign Office to learn more about diplomatic matters.

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas go on ski trip in Kazakhstan. Criticism follows immediately.

Prince George started crawling while the Duke and Duchess were on their jaunt to the Maldives.

Cressida was a no show at St.James Palace event she was (falsely) reported to have been planning to co host.

The Queen was quite busy this week, appearing at both Lloyd’s of London and meeting with members of the Irish community.

Zara Phillips is a “no-nonsense” mom and is kind of amazing.

Fergie lost weight and the world is losing its mind (for some reason).

The new nanny is actually 43 years old, quite a difference from the original age being reported as 22… but a more pressing concern is that she allegedly avoided tax payments in her home country of Spain.

Around the web…

Fox to premiere reality dating show this summer where contestants think the prize is marrying Prince Harry. (Because apparently they found contestants that have had no access to reality for the past 20 years?)

However, these 24 reasons why Prince Harry would make a great husband are pretty convincing.

Rumors have it that Kate doesn’t have much time for Pippa anymore…Cressida taking Pippa’s place?

Friends at What Would Kate Do wrote of the possible shoes Kate could wear on the Royal Tour. Each pair is flawless, as expected.

The Royal Tour is less than ten days away! And yes, I’m counting down the days… can.not.wait.

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The Royal Nanny Diaries

Royal Nanny NeedsSilver Cross Kensington Pram in Navy / Infant Sun Hats / Chronicle Books TouchThinkLearn Colours Book, $125 / Novelty Dog Baby Shoes Baby George at Asda, $6.65 / Dot to Dot Receiving Cotton Blanket Color: Yellow / White /  Glass Bottle

I wrote a bit about the Prince George’s new nanny last week, but new details were revealed today. I’m personally a little surprised they revealed her full name. But I don’t know what standard protocol is for such things, and I guess they did always refer to Prince William and Prince Harry’s nanny, Jessie Webb, by name. Ms. Webb was also Prince George’s temporary nanny prior to the hiring of the new nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

Maybe it’s because I was a former au pair, and then a nanny for a year, but I’m especially curious to know more about Prince George’s nanny and would love to know her schedule, relationship with William and Kate, and all the other aspects of her life… but highly doubt we’ll ever be given such insights.

While it sounds incredible and I would never turn down such an opportunity, I can assure you from my own experience as a nanny, (even for “common folk”) it’s nothing like Marry Poppins. And with it already being a high-stress position in general, adding the royal pressure to it must be a thousand times more intense… props to you, sister-nanny.

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Royal Nanny out with Prince George, Queen Celebrates Commonwealth Day

Photos have been released of the Cambridge’s newly-hired nanny. Speculations originally had the nanny’s age as 22 years old, however this has proved false.

The Spanish native nanny reportedly has 20 years of nanny experience, upping her age to early or mid-30’s. Some frown at the royal couple’s pick, while the British royals have a tradition of hiring older, British women as their nannies.

So long as Prince George is receiving the proper care any baby deserves, I don’t think her age or nationality is really much of a concern.

The debate about whether or not it was appropriate for the Cambridge’s to leave Prince George behind, however, rages on.

Commonwealth Day 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10:  Prince Phillip and HRH Queen Elizabeth II attend the Commonwealth day observance service at Westminster Abbey on March 10, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II. and Duke of Edinburgh arrived all smiles for Commonwealth day at Westminster Abbey. Joining them were Prince Charlies and Camilla, as well as Prince Edward and Sophie. It’s worth noting that this was the second of Sophie’s public appearances for the day, putting obvious pressure on Kate to step it up.

Royal Rewind

As we wait for Will and Kate to return, I am currently smitten with the photos from Prince William’s first royal tour to Australia back in 1983. (Also, how much does he look like Prince George!)

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