29/09/2014 08:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton 'Starts Search For Second Nanny'

Kate Middleton has been laid up at home for the last few weeks suffering with acute morning sickness. So, according to reports, she's had a lot of time to think about the search for her next nanny.


And thoughts are reportedly turning to British-born 'help'.

It is thought Kate told the Queen during the family's Christmas break to Sandringham last year that they would be hiring help for the next baby.

A source told Vanity Fair: "It has not escaped Her Majesty's attention that William and Kate have a Spanish nanny and an Italian housekeeper.

"The new nanny will absolutely have to be British, otherwise it might well ruffle some feathers."

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The royal couple reportedly "broke with tradition" of hiring matronly British nannies back in March when they employed Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo to be Prince George's new nanny who would accompany them on their royal tour.

She came highly recommended and had trained at the Norland Nanny College in Bath - the place to train for high-society service.

They also broke with tradition by not hiring a maternity nurse. But Kate has reportedly thought twice about that decision for baby number two.

A source told the Daily Mail: "It was really hard work with George and there were lots of sleepless nights.

"So Kate has said she's going to have help with the next one."

Plus, the couple have a lovely new nanny annexe at their new home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

Not only has the Duchess had the search for a new nanny to keep her busy, she's also, apparently, received the entire collection of Britney Spears' new lingerie collection, The Intimate Britney Spears.

The pop star launched the range last week and told the Mirror: "I would love to see Kate in my underwear designs.

"That would be splendid. I'm going to send her one of every piece. So she'll have plenty to choose from."

So she certainly won't have been bored during her recovery time.

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