Why Is Prince George's Nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, Called A Real-Life Mary Poppins?

Date July 23, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child and the country got swept by another royal baby boom. We are not surprised – have you seen little Louis? He is absolutely adorable!


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Duchess Kate is still on her maternity leave, but sometimes, she delights the royal watchers with her graceful presence.


The Duchess has a lot of people to rely on when it comes to raising her children, including her mom Carole, but the most prominent person, to whom she has trusted her kids, is Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo – the royal nanny. Maria Borrallo is a professional caretaker, no wonder she received a nickname 'Mary Poppins'.


Here is what we know about the royal nanny.

1. She has been working with the royal family since 2014.

The 40-something Spanish born Borrallo joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's household in March 2014, when Prince George was eight months old.

2. She’s a graduate of a prestigious university.

Maria graduated from Norland College, a 125-year-old institution located in Bath, which is known for training caretakers for the UK's most notable families. Besides traditional child-rearing skills, students learn how to cook, sew, and self-defense techniques. They also get first-aid training.


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3. Borrallo is teaching the royal kids Spanish.

Reportedly, Princess Charlotte and Prince George already know the basics of Spanish language.

4. Maria looks like a real-life Mary Poppins.

During the christening of Princess Charlotte, Borrallo appeared in an outfit which made her look like she arrived straight from the theatre's production of Mary Poppins.


That might be the reason why she got her nickname, but, looking at her smiling face when she is playing with the royal kids, we can suggest that there’s more to her from the most famous nanny in the world than just her outfit.

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