14/08/2014 16:59 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Prince George's New Nanny Could Have Been A Nun, Say Friends

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Prince George of Cambridge

Prince George's new nanny could have become a nun if she hadn't followed her love for caring for children, according to friends.

Friends have said Spanish-born Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, 43, was nicknamed Santa – Spanish for saint, when she was a child.

And locals in her home city of Palencia in northern Spain said they would not have been surprised if Maria Teresa had taken holy orders.