The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince
William and Kate have announced the appointment of a new
nanny for Prince George ahead of the upcoming tour of Australia
and New Zealand.
Kensington Palace said Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo had
recently started working with the family and confirmed she
would accompany the Duke and Duchess and their son on the
10-day trip next month.
Ms Borrallo trained at the respected Norland College and her
duties will include looking after George while his parents
are away on planned visits to Queenstown, New Zealand and
Uluru in Australia during the tour.
Reports in the UK suggested Ms Borrallo was in her
mid-thirties and had been working for high-society families
for two decades, with some branding her a "Spanish
The Palace said in a statement it would not being giving
further details on the new nanny or her appointment but said
"the Duke and Duchess are of course delighted she has chosen
to join them."
The couple had reportedly been looking to recruit a new
helping hand with 71-year-old Jessie Webb, Prince William's
former nanny, coming out of retirement to assist on a
There are likely to be limited opportunities for the
Australian and New Zealand public to catch a glimpse of baby
George, the third in line to the British throne.
It's likely William and Kate will show off their
eight-month-old son a few days after landing in New Zealand
and it's hoped there will be a second public engagement after
the Cambridges arrive in Sydney on April 16.
The Duke and Duchess on Sunday April 13 will leave George
with his nanny in Wellington and travel to Dunedin,
Queenstown and Christchurch.
On Tuesday, April 22, the couple will stay in Uluru
overnight, leaving their son with Ms Borrallo in Canberra.