Say goodbye to any far-flung fantasies of potentially working for the royal fam—Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly aren't going the nanny route after the birth of their child this April.
Although the expectant parents allegedly won't turn to any professional baby help initially, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren't going it completely alone. (They're royals, not superheroes.) Royal expert Katie Nicholl notes via Vanity Fair that Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, will instead take on some of the heavy lifting. "According to sources who know the couple, they do not plan to hire a nanny or nurse initially, and will instead rely on the help of Meghan’s mother," Nicholl wrote. She added that Ragland will have her own bedroom in the couple's future home, Frogmore Cottage.
That's not to say they might change their minds later, especially considering Kate Middleton and Prince William have hired childcare professionals to look after their trio of tots. In fact, current nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who's been with the royal family since 2014, is trained in avoiding paparazzi, self-defense, and anti-terrorism best practices.
In the meantime, Harry and Meghan are gearing up for their newest addition by decorating their baby's nursery. Nicholl explains that on top of a neutral color palette, the little one's designated space will be incredibly high-tech and eco-friendly. As to be expected, increased security is a must, with "top-of-the-line cameras [and] security windows," as well as a "state-of-the-art stereo system" (why not?). Another source shared that the pair will "be able to control everything from their smartphones."
As for the environmentally-conscious components, The Sun reports that Harry and Meghan plan to use "vegan paint infused with eucalyptus" and install an eco-conscious boiler that runs £50,000 (about $65,000). Only the best for royalty, right!?
Nanny or not, these two seem more than ready to take on parenthood.