|Kate with George
London, Aug. 11 (PTI): William has asked his former nanny to come out of retirement at the age of 71 to care for baby George, the Sunday People reported today.
William and wife Kate Middleton have approached Jessica Webb to be the 20-day-old prince’s first charge.
Webb is regarded by royal aides as a trusted pair of hands that protected young William and Harry when their parents — Charles and Diana — were going through a traumatic divorce.
The retired nanny is said to be sorely tempted to help the royal couple, although concerned about having full-time duties again, the report said.
“But, with no children of her own and never having married, she adored her royal charges and never lost touch. And she is anxious to help William as he was always a favourite of hers,” the report said.
The couple have been warned by both their families and royal courtiers that they need to set up a formal system of care once the summer is over.
Prince Edward’s wife Sophie Wessex, 48, who employs two full-time nannies for her son and daughter, has advised Kate that she will become exhausted if she tries to combine royal duties with doing every bath-time, the report added.
“William has very fond memories of Jessie and they’ve put the idea to her that she comes back. I think she’s very flattered,” a source said.