Meghan Markle has dropped several hints that she has no intention of following any sort of precedent for raising a royal baby. When the new bundle arrives in April (or early May), she says she plans to breast feed in public to destigmatize the practice. Plus, she was reported to have told friends at her baby shower that she and Harry will shun traditional gender stereotypes and raise their baby in a “fluid” way. No pink or blue nurseries for this kids.
And now, it’s been reported that the couple is considering a male manny to take care of their baby. Maybe they’re big fans of “This Is Us”?
The Sun quotes a royal insider as saying:
Hiring a ‘manny ‘ is far more common in the US — a nation that Meghan is more in tune with — than in the UK. She’s keen to introduce the royal family to what she considers a more enlightened, modern American approach.
It’s also a common practice among celebrities. Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt, Jessica Biel and Britney Spears are all believed to have hired a a live in manny at some point.
According to The Sun, one reason Meghan and Harry might be looking into some male help with child rearing can be traced back to Harry’s own childhood nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, whom he was very close to and who is described as very “tomboyish.”
The royal source adds, “Meghan and Harry are exploring all their options, and will be employing a nanny from September.”