Updated: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:30:00 GMT | By MSN News
Royal baby: what role will a nanny play?

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Royal nannies have been important figures within the palaces over the decades, caring for and shaping the emotional well-being of future kings and queens. Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not expected to have a full-time nanny, it is more than likely they will employ some help, along with support from Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton.

Often royal nannies come recommended, having already worked for other members of the family, or they have close ties with family friends. In the past, they have become substitute mothers, often spending more time with royal children than their own parents, with their charges continuing to turn to them for support throughout their lives.

We take a look at who has cared for the Royal Family throughout the years…