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

Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William and Prince Harry (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (© REUTERS)
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  • Prince William and Prince Harry (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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William and Prince Harry still adore their former nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke, now known as Tiggy Pettifer. They remain close, and she was a guest at William and Kate’s wedding, while her son Tom, William’s godson, acted as a page boy. It was Tiggy who William asked to attend his Eton speech day rather than his warring parents and the attention they would bring. She even once described William and Harry as "my babies" and later played a key role in helping them adjust after the death of their mother in 1997.

No-nonsense but fun nanny Olga Powell, who came to work for Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales when William was six months old, was also a figure of stability for the princes, staying to care for them for 15 years. She was 52 at the time, in contrast to Diana who was just 21, and even after her retirement was invited to key milestones such as William’s 21st celebrations at Windsor Castle, his passing out at Sandhurst and his wedding. William missed a royal engagement to attend her funeral in October 2012.