Duchess Meghan considers hiring an American and/or a man to be Baby Sussex’s nanny


Fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales

Baby Sussex – aka Polo Baby – is still not here, as far as anyone knows. I don’t believe the conspiracy that Meghan has already had the baby and they’re just keeping everything quiet. I think she and Harry are just nesting and resting right now, and the baby could come at any moment. The British tabloids are crazy-upset about the whole “no hospital-steps photos” too. Even the New York Times noted that the tabloids seemed to be going crazy:

The NY Times article is basically “British journalists are super-mad about the lack of hospital photo-op so they’re going to punish Harry and Meghan by slamming them continuously in their coverage.” Aha, but they were already doing that before Harry and Meghan made the “no photo-op” announcement. It’s been open season on Meghan since she announced her pregnancy, basically. So excuse her if she doesn’t wilt or back down in the face of the British tabloids’ latest bullying campaign.

Meanwhile, this is probably one of those tabloid articles meant to stoke fear and racism among the white British middle class: Meghan might have an American nanny for Baby Sussex. She might even have a manny.

The Duchess of Sussex has set her sights on an American nanny to take care of the newest member of the Royal Family. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to snub the royal traditional of hiring a Norland nanny, and could even employ a male aid for their newborn.

Pregnant Meghan’s hunt for an American nanny shows that her heart is still very much in her homeland of the US. The 37-year-old is said to have enlisted the help of staff at a specialist recruitment agency, who have been told to find a suitable candidate to start within the next three months. Speaking to the Mirror, a source said that the modern royal couple have clear ideas on how they will be bringing up their child.

‘Meghan was clear in telling recruiters she favours an American over a Brit and wants them to feel part of the family rather than a uniformed member of staff. That is important to her, she’s never hidden the fact she is fiercely proud of her American roots. They are keen to explore the ­possibility of a male nanny. The worker will earn up to £70,000-a-year, depending on ­experience’.

The candidate will be interviewed by the royal couple and if successful, will be based at their newly renovated Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle, as well as having the use of a car. The recruitment agency, based in Kensington, West London, is said to specialise in providing bilingual children minders as well as favoured Norland nannies.

[From The Daily Mail]

While Nanny Maria – who is nanny to the Cambridge kids – is a Norland graduate, there was a lot of angst and bad press around Maria’s hiring because she’s Spanish, not British. The British press was mad that a Spanish lady was looking after the royal children. Imagine if some bilingual American male nanny is looking after the Sussex kids! Oh, the British tabloids would have a field day. Anyway, Meghan and Harry can do whatever they want and it will just be about who they have chemistry with. I could absolutely see Meghan wanting to specifically avoid British nannies though.

Maghan & Harry in Bristol

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  1. Kittycat says:

    Why do people care who is watching the Sussexes’ baby?

    • Flying fish says:

      Exactly.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Kittykat

      The RR’s care because they are “Infringing on our royal rights…”

      Please. More like “infringing on our royal bonuses ££”

      At some stage, we need an open, running post where we can all go and post all the stories we’re hearing about the weird and wonderful Sussexes. E.g.

      1. I’ve heard that the couple have decided to demonstrate their gender – equality chops, by putting Harry permanently on breast-feeding duty
      2. The Queen has decided to punish Meghan’s high-handedness by forbidding her from naming her (american) baby any English names. The couple are now in talks with the embassies of Botswana, India and China for suitable suggestions.
      3. Meghan used to be a man

      • BayTampaBay says:

        4. Meghan’s mother served time in prison and this why she lived for several years with her father.

      • Jaded says:

        5. And Meghan secretly had a voodoo priestess put a spell on Harry so he’d fall desperately in love with her.

  2. Mia4s says:

    “ Imagine if some bilingual American male nanny is looking after the Sussex kids!”

    No no, even better… a BLACK bilingual American male nanny! 😁

    It would be worth it because I think it would actually kill Piers Morgan.

    • ByTheSea says:

      LOL

    • Kittycat says:

      Please let’s make it happen!!

    • Mia says:

      @Mia4s: yasssssssss A BLACK bilingual nanny who’s FINE as wine with locs, dark skin and very tall. Piers and his friends would loose their sh**, and I’m here for it.

      • NewKay says:

        @mia- actually the British press and Piers would likely be more accepting of a dark skin Black American male nanny, than a dark skin Black American female nanny. Such is the double standard racism of White people.

    • Swack says:

      We could only wish it would kill Piers Morgan. He is truly one person I cannot tolerate.

      • Tw says:

        I would pay to see a Piers Morgan – Tucker Carlson cockfight cage match to the death.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Tw

        Brace yourself…..these sorts of men are like cockroaches. They are thriving right now *because* they are so vile. I expect them both to live comfortably, well into their 90’s.

      • Mamunia says:

        I have not one, but two brothers of the same ilk as Pierce and Tucker. They are so alike, they hate each other.

    • Monicack says:

      I’m not comfortable using race as schadenfreude. Hoping the new nanny is a bilingual black man because it will piss off the racists feels utilitarian to me. POC aren’t ploys or triggers no matter how mistreated or marginalized they may be.

      • Ifeoma says:

        I’m a person of colour and I feel fine with sticking it to the uptight bishes by getting a black nanny.

      • Monicack says:

        I respect the spirit of your stance but I see this as validating the belief that being black is horrid enough to seriously mortify people. It’s like hoping that the child of a homophobic person grows up to be gay. Being gay is normal and natural just like being a poc. It’s not something to inflict on bigots.

  3. ByTheSea says:

    That’s probably all bull. Why marry a member of the British monarchy and then try to avoid all things British? This is stoking xenophobia.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      So does Kate’s non-British nanny also “stoke xenophobia” or is just Meghan?

      • Lunde says:

        Easy to get a visa for an EU nanny – not so easy to get a visa for an American nanny because of current immigration policy. It would probably be easier to get a Canadian nanny.

      • Nic919 says:

        Brexit will be making that difficult now. If it goes through it will be just as cumbersome to have an EU nanny as an American or Canadian Nanny.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Lunde & Nic919 – that literally has nothing to do with the question I asked in response to ByTheSea’s comment.

      • Nic919 says:

        I agree with your point VV, I just wanted to point out that getting an EU Nanny won’t be as easy as it was before which means Meghan using an American Nanny won’t be any harder than Kate having a Spanish one.
        The double standards against Meghan are obvious and never ending.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Or W&K’s Italian housekeeper at KP, Natasha Fresalone?

      • Surly Gale says:

        @Lunde…if they get a Canadian nanny, they would still be ‘American’ …. Canada is in North America, there is no country called America….there are two continents…South America and North America. North America has two big countries….Canada and The United States….I’m so done with folks calling the United States ‘America’. it’s simply not.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Surly Gale, Most peopl also forget or do not know, Mexico is also part of the North American continent as in NAFTA. North America is Canada, USA & Republic of Mexico.

      • DM2 says:

        @Surly Gale – Canadians are not Americans. Nor are we Mexicans. We are all part of the North American *continent*, but not the United States of *America*.

      • ByTheSea says:

        @VV – I think we all know that everything Meghan does is scrutinized to the extreme. This is just another dog whistle of “look, she doesn’t like us and doesn’t belong here, she doesn’t even want one of us to care for her children.” That’s what I’m talking about when I say the media is stoking xenophobia that way.

      • Roux says:

        To be fair, Kate did hire her Spanish Nanny a while ago, when it was easy to hire from the EU, so that isn’t a double standard at all. It probably would be if she hired one after Brexit but we still don’t know how that is going to work anyway, so we are just assuming. As I’ve said before, I think British people have much more of a problem with nationality than race, which seems to really upset Americans who believe that the entire world is as racist as the US. The anger when Kate hired a Spanish Nanny demonstrates that the UK has a bigger xenophobia problem and people will be even more mad if Meghan hires an American.

        Tbh I hope she hires a British POC because I think it will be extremely interesting to see how that plays out.

      • Salvation says:

        @Roux, NO ….Again, British racist people are as racist as any American racist so please quit trying to down play the fact that people of color are treated with as much racism in Britain. There is as much racism in the UK as there is in the US, and yes there are SOME British people (British media included in this group) that are spewing racism at Meghan because you know, she is biracial and these people ARE racists and hate Meghan because of her ethnicity. It’s true that there are some xenophobes but that doesn’t mean there are less racists in the UK than there are in the US, geez!!🙄🙄

      • ernie says:

        Roux, having much fewer people of color in the UK doesn’t somehow mean racism isn’t a problem in the UK. A racist is a racist.

    • Loopy says:

      Maybe she is feeling weary of the British staff after all the insider crap that has come out about her,I’m sure she didn’t expect this type of vitriol thrown her way.

      • Marigold says:

        Yeah, because an American would never sell her out…

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Just like that waitress in the hotel she was staying at in NY, for A WHOLE WEEKEND BEFORE we knew she was there for her shower.

        This whole story just is angering and baffling. First, the press is pissed off that she WOULD DARE to do a photo op with the baby (GASP!! Clutch your pearls!!) AT THE SAME HOSPITAL as THEIR FUTURE QUEEN KATE! NOW, they’re pissed off that she WON’T. Then they’re pissed off that she’ll be “spending all this money on a Nanny”, and (GASP!! Clutch your pearls!!) NANNY MAYNOT EVEN BE BRITISH! As if!

        This woman gave up her entire previous life to marry into the BRF and is in process of becoming a British citizen. Her child(ren) will be royal (titled HRH or not). They will be mixing IN that society. Does anyone think she AND HARRY would make their child’s life more difficult than it will already be in ANY way?? The press will be looking for faults and chinks in the armour forever, it seems.

      • Surly Gale says:

        “Just like that waitress in the hotel she was staying at in NY, for A WHOLE WEEKEND BEFORE we knew she was there for her shower.” Oh, thank you for this!!!

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I know two very upper-upper-upper middle class women who lived in England because their husbands were posted there by employers. Neither of these women could in any way be considered ultra-liberal (American Liberal) but both of them had much disdain for the way the English raised their children and even more disdain for English boarding schools. One of them told me “English children are big snots with exquisite manners”.

        This mother had a son (12 years of age) who was invited to a male English friend’s birthday party. The mother called an English friend and ask if the party was co-ed or just boys. The English friend ask “why did it matter?”. The American mother said “it matters in American because the type of clothes required for a co-ed party would be different than the type of clothes passable for an all male party and she did not want her son to make a mistake. The American then ask English friend if a gift was required and if so how much should she spend. Again, the English friend ask “why did it matter?”. The American then tried to explain that in America showing up with a gift when one was not expected could be considered bad manners or trying to show off and in America, over-spending on a gift was just as tacky, maybe even more so tacky, than under-spending on gift. I love the English but sometime I just do not get it. I just need to hit the lottery, move to the UK for a year, study the culture then write a great book to be published by Celebitchy!

      • Tina says:

        @BTB, it sounds like your friends were living in a very rarefied world. Only around 7% of UK children attend private school, and only 0.5% board. If you’re interested in English culture, I recommend the book ‘Watching the English’ by Kate Fox.

      • Yoyo says:

        @Jan90067
        Meghan stayed at Nisha N for three days, when Serena came to. NYC, Meghan moved into the hotel with her.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Tina, My friend with the 12 year old son was living in London in a three-story town house that was almost 170 years old that was within walking distance of Blakes Hotel wherever Blakes Hotel is in London. My friend use to walk to Blakes Hotel a couple time a week ‘to take tea” with some girlfriends she had made in London. She did not mind leaving London but she hated leaving that townhouse. She even cried about the town house. As a matter of fact, she is still crying to this day about having to leave that townhouse.

      • Tina says:

        @BTB, that’s South Ken/Knightsbridge. I don’t blame her for crying – to buy a townhouse like that would cost between £6-10m, depending on its size. I’d cry too!

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The company for which her husband worked owned the townhouse. They paid no rent as the free rent for his three year contract was part of his compensation. They only had to pay for utilities, some furniture, appliance & household fittings rent (house was bare bones furnished when they moved in) and monthly charges from the city (municipality???) for service they provided…ie…trash collection and whatever else the city provided.

      • SK says:

        @baytampabay okay so I’m Australian and we pretty much live to mock the english; but I find the American in this story to be pretty ridiculous. Seriously, different clothes for co-ed parties and all boys parties? What?? Why? Also, asking how much you should spend on a gift and whether you should get one is pretty rude in many cultures. Look it up, ask a friend, ask an ex-pat group. Don’t ask the hostess! I’ve spent the last few years of my life living in countries with cultures much more different to my own that the English or American cultures. It is not too difficult to research this kind of thing if you are unsure.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @baytamabay – your friend just sounds odd and it seems like she was just making it more of an issue than it really was. I’ve never been to a party as a kid where I had to know what type of clothes to wear or if I should bring a gift or not.

    • Himmiefan says:

      I agree, all bull. I think the Doria invited to Christmas story showed that most of the reports are bull.

    • DM2 says:

      wrong place

    • crogirl says:

      @BAYTAMPABAY
      “The American mother said “it matters in American because the type of clothes required for a co-ed party would be different than the type of clothes passable for an all male party”

      I honestly can’t understand this, why would he need different clothes if the party was co-ed. I am not British and I still wouldn’t understand why she is asking all these questions. It’s a kid birthday party lol

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @crogirl, If the party was all male then she assumed the boys would be rolling around and wrestling on the ground in the backyard, maybe playing paintball, football or baseball then throwing birthday cake at each other so jeans and a jersey would be fine. If the party was co-ed (boys & girls) she thought it would then suggest that the party was going to be slightly more formal affair where trousers and a shirt with a collar might be expected. The point is that my friend from Atlanta, Georgia knew nothing about birthday parties for 12 year old boys in London. She did not want any mistakes made that she could prevent and was a little more unsure than normal as she did not know the parents of the Birthday Boy all that well and really did not know London etiquette that well.

        She was taken aback when her London friend replied “why did it matter?”. She did not know how to take the response. Was the London friend saying “it does not matter” because it didn’t and she was worrying too much or was the London friend implying and being condescending that the Londoners do not expect the American expats to get anything right.

    • Maum says:

      Now I am very curious.

      I want to know what clothes are suitable for American 12 year old boys to wear to an all male party as opposed to mixed?
      Having spent most of my life in the UK and having been to one of the schools you have mentioned, if a mother queried etiquette of clothes suitability for children I would secretly die laughing.
      Is it really an American thing, or just a super upper middle class thing?

      As for gifts, the etiquette is to give same amount as you’re given. Saying that, gifts are not always done anymore.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Maum, See response above.

        ETA: “gifts are not always done anymore”. Exactly, the hand delivered invitation by a service said nothing about ‘gifts” or “no gifts”. In the US, many times if printed invitation are given it says “NO GIFTS” or if the mother hosting the party just calls with voice invitation she will tell the other mothers NO GIFTS”.

        When my step-son had his last “kiddie” birthday party at the age of 13 ,complete backyard cake throwing, the invitations stated ‘The only gifts that will be accepted are $5.00 gift cards from a grocery store that will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in the name of all the party attendees”.

  4. Erinn says:

    I think it’s a nice idea. She’s the only American that the child will be around on a regular basis (obvs her mom will be seeing as much of Polo Baby as possible too) but having that extra influence would honestly be nice. The same as if it were Harry moving to the US to be with Meghan and wanting a British nanny. I don’t see a problem with that at all – though I’m sure it’ll be made into a huge thing.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    At this point I feel like Meghan and Harry are trolling the British press and I’m here for it. It’s what they deserve. She knows that no matter what she does it will send them into fits. So she’s going to do what she wants while also making them apoplectic. Win win.

  6. Loretta says:

    Royal Reporters don’t know anything about Baby Sussex and I love it.
    Well done Harry and Meghan!

  7. Melly says:

    Who they hire to be their child’s nanny is really none of our business. I don’t see why that matters to anyone.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      It really does not matter but it is real fun to talk about it in order to drive the haters up the wall causing them to get their knickers in a wad.

  8. Beli says:

    I thought that having a “manny” was very much du jour with the posher sets. I could have sworn there was a documentary and everything.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Kaiser, Someone really needs to supply a British definition of “Posh” and a North American definition of “Posh”. I do not think the term means quite the same thing in each place.

      • Maum says:

        Yep.
        It’s tradition all the way for most British toffs.
        Or using your old nanny, if you’re Jacob Rees-Mogg.

      • Tina says:

        BTB, seriously, read Watching the English. It will answer so many of your questions. I could write a dissertation on the word “posh,” but suffice it to say that truly posh people in the UK never, ever use it, except to be ironic. If they absolutely have to, they’ll say, “oh that’s rather smart.”

    • Jessica says:

      Friends did it how many decades ago?

  9. Lunde says:

    I personally think that they are making a mistake if they don’t do a photo call or at least release a photo of the baby as it will turn into a huge media frenzy as someone is bound to leak it to the press anyway. A lot depends on the type of birth – if it is, for example, a c-section she may be in hospital for a couple of days. They could do something like the Swedish Crown Princess and release a personal picture once they are home.

    I think it’s great that they are thinking creatively about their childcare arrangements. I don’t know why a “manny” would be controversial as it is fairly common in London. However these days with the current Brexit and “hostile immigration” environment it is not so easy to hire staff from abroad – especially non-EU/Commonwealth countries. Perhaps she will find a nice Canadian manny!

    • lanne says:

      Their plan is exactly that: to do a photo call and release pictures a day or two after the birth.

    • Kittycat says:

      Thanks Lanne!

    • MrsBanjo says:

      They’re going to have a limited photo call a couple of days after the birth. People are giving them hell because it’s not immediately. They don’t have to do any photos at all. No one has a right to them.

      • Lithe says:

        “People are giving them hell because it’s not immediately.”

        I have a feeling that if they promised a photo op shortly after the birth, Meghan would then be criticized for not allowing the birth to be livestreamed.

    • Mego says:

      They will do one – on their terms.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Lunde, With all this BREXSHIT mess going on, I would like to ask for a little more information. It is my understanding (from comments in the Daily Fail and The Guardian) that people who voted leave (for BREXSHIT) really only wanted to end freedom of movement of people and BREXSHIT appeared to be the easiest way to do it.. What movement of people do the Leave voters want to end; EU people movement, non-Eu people movement or movement of people from the Commonwealth countries?

      • Tina says:

        @BTB: first, not all Leave voters voted to leave based on freedom of movement (just a significant majority of them). Of the people who wanted to end freedom of movement, many of them will say that they simply wanted to make it fairer so that people will be brought in based on their skills (as we are told they are in the points-based system in Canada and Australia) rather than their nationality.

        This is largely, of course, bollocks. Many leave voters dislike the Eastern European immigrants who they see in the local schools and hospitals, so for them it is about EU people movement. Some leave voters (although they will never admit this) dislike all immigrants and are happy if they get some of them to go home. No one really cares about immigrants from Commonwealth countries particularly.

        The other somewhat hidden motivation for a lot of leave voters was that they perceived that the UK was the preferred destination for many of the refugees/migrants from Syria, Iraq etc and they did not want to be in a position where they are free to enter the UK from France, Italy etc. We’re not in Schengen and the other treaties dictate that we do not have to take such people in any event, but your average Leave voter doesn’t understand the difference between the customs union and the single market, let alone Schengen.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ BayTampaBay

        All of the above…..except, substitute “Easter Europeans” for EU.

      • Surly Gale says:

        My mum voted leave because she felt it wrong that England sends HUGE amounts of money to the EU….and then cannot make their own decisions about so many things….she remembers what things were like before the EU and believes they had more control over their destiny than they do now, as a part of the EU. The immigration was a part of her reasoning, a small part of the whole but not at all the whole reason

      • Tina says:

        @Surly, not picking on your mum, but we pay in overall around £9b to the EU each year (around £250m per week) and we more than make that up in terms of trade. It’s estimated that Brexit has cost us £550m per week since the referendum. And what, specifically, do we not make our own decisions about that we did before? No one ever seems to be able to provide specific examples beyond bendy bananas, which isn’t even a real thing.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “The other somewhat hidden motivation for a lot of leave voters was that they perceived that the UK was the preferred destination for many of the refugees/migrants from Syria, Iraq etc and they did not want to be in a position where they are free to enter the UK”

        @Tina, It is my hypothesis that the reason refugees want to come to the UK, USA or Canada is because if the are educated (High School diploma or above) they are probably bilingual speaking their native language and English. It really makes no sense for a Syrian refugee (Syria has or had an excellent government school education system) who speaks and writes fluent English to want to go to France if they cannot speak & write French. The same goes for a Turkish economic migrant not wanting to go to Italy. FYI: The USA has no problems with Eastern Europeans that I have seen. Then again, Florida is not the “normal” USA.

      • Tina says:

        @BTB, I don’t disagree that refugees/migrants often want to come to English-speaking countries. But the Dublin regulation requires that they seek asylum in the first European country they come to. And it’s understandable that the US has no “problems” with Eastern Europeans, since there is no freedom of movement between the US and the EU.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Tina, You are correct there is not freedom of movement between Eastern Europe (Southern Europe & Republic of Ireland too) and USA but you would be surprised at the number of people that I know personally who are living and working in Florida (who are now US Citizens or on the path to becoming) from the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Denmark and Poland.

      • KatV says:

        Well, last time I checked neither Denmark nor Ireland were part of Eastern Europe. Anyway, I don’t mind Eastern European immigrants. I dislike when people judge a whole group of people based on nationality.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        KatV, I got a little off-topic. I was simply listing examples of people I know from Europe. I am really trying to get a handle on the underlying cause of the BREXSHIT vs. Remoaners vote. IMHO, there must be some important underlying causes because all the stuff (i.e reasons) on the surface (except the lies on the side of the bus about 327 million extra a week to give to the NHS and Turkey joining the EU and sending boat loads of the people to the UK; I think Donald Trump made these two lies up and gave them to that BloJo person) make absolutely no sense to my USA Floridian self. I do not live in the UK but I am trying to understand.

      • Tina says:

        It’s not that difficult. The Conservatives pursued a policy of austerity since they have been in government. This has meant more children (some of them Europeans) in schools and larger class sizes. More people (some of them Europeans) at GPs and in hospitals. Benefit cuts, and a perception that the refugee family next door is being given a big flat in the centre of town. Bring Aaron Banks’ lies, facebook’s complicity, Farage, Rees-Mogg and Bojo into the mix peddling lies, and the vote was predictable.

      • KatV says:

        Sorry, BTB, didn’t mean to sound harsh. The whole Brexit debate has been rather scary in EU recently – with a very unfriendly tone towards some nationalities. I’m in Denmark, and have to say the debate in our little country sometimes really creeps me out.

  10. Mego says:

    Note how when Meghan decides to do something different it’s called a “snub”. There is a long list of things the press have said she “snubbed” other than hiring an English nanny. What is being implied exactly when someone is characterized as “snubbing” something?

    I see you and your passive-aggressive racism reporters and call you out.

    • windyriver says:

      Ran across the NYT article late last night; quite an eye opener as it has quotes from British journalists I didn’t see because I won’t go to those sites.

      Of course, H&M are “shattering…a tradition that goes back for decades”, according to an anonymous journalist. Jan Moir has creatively insulted both Oprah (“her homespun brand of half-boiled New age spirituality”) and the Sussexes (“fridge magnet philosophers”), before saying she wouldn’t put it past Oprah to make a deal for the first photos, or past H&M to sell them to her. Quite a charmer. Sun photographer Arthur Edwards laments how Harry no longer has pub chats with them. Gee, wonder why that is.

      My favorite though is from Valentine Low. Apparently Americans “fail to understand the traditional push-and-pull of royal coverage”.

      “To listen to some US networks is to gain the impression that the British media is racist, sexist, snobbish and determined to gang up on any outsider”. Ya think?

      • Mego says:

        Good of Valentine to whitesplain the behaviour of the British media. 🙄

      • MsIam says:

        @windyriver, how stupid is that Oprah remark anyway? Oprah’s mag is monthly not weekly. By the time the pictures are published the baby would be 6 months old at least, lol! Oprah is probably working on her Christmas issue. No they are probably afraid of being scooped by People Mag, not Oprah.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I have not something really extra weird in the Daily Fail: The readers and commentariat really do not like Oprah and the Obamas. Oprah I can understand (or think I understand) but what did the Obamas ever do to the Daily Fail but help them sell newspaper and generate revenue enhancing clicks?

      • windyriver says:

        @MsIam, please, let’s not muddy clever sound bites with actual facts. Apparently, the remarks about Oprah were originally in an article in the DF making fun of Harry for teaming up with her for the mental health series.

        The NYT article finishes with how sad photographer Edwards feels for Harry “because he’s becoming morose”. Not sure what pictures he’s looking at, but in all the ones I’ve seen Harry (especially when he’s out with Meghan, or talking to children) looks like he’s won the lottery. Maybe he no longer smiles when he looks directly at members of the media.

        @BTB, someone with more knowledge should comment, especially since I don’t read the DF, but off the top of my head re: the Obamas – American, black, more educated, intelligent, classy and successful than the DF or most of its readers will ever be?

      • Some chick says:

        BTB: The Daily Fail is super racist, MAGAt supporting, Murdoch rag. They were running attack pieces on Hillary Clinton years before the campaign even started. They’re garbage, and they hate to see black excellence. Oprah, Michelle & Barack Obama, Meghan… it all ties their little minds in knots.

        PS: Do NOT read the comments! Many seem to be bots anyway… just, it’s NOT worth it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Edwards was one of the people scheming to bring BioDad and Meghan together, to be the one to force her to make peace with her abusive father. Edwards needs to retire.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I quit ready comments in the Daily Fail and the Daily Fail itself, except for BREXSHIT coverage, over a month ago because I felt 90% of commentators were “bots” or “trolls” paid by someone to post a different version of the same comment over & over again on each story dealing with Cathy or Megs.

      • Tina says:

        Some chick is absolutely right, except it’s not Murdoch. But the thing to remember is that the DM online monetises clicks. There are a lot more clicks in the US than the UK, and hate drives clicks.

  11. Becks1 says:

    I think they are going to hire the person they feel is the best for the job and that they click with the most, British, Canadian, American, etc. that’s basically what every parent wants – to make sure their child is being cared for by the best person for the job, someone they get along with, etc. The Sussexes have the privilege of being able to take their time and find someone without a lot of regard for the cost.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      Yes, you really have to feel comfortable with the person helping with your child and that’s the #1 qualification. I always say, how others take/react to your decisions (made with no thought of “snubbing” or lack of “understanding” or any thought of others not involved) is on them.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden had an Australian nanny for Estelle and Oscar for a couple of years. They picked the person who was the right fit for their family.

  12. JanetFerber says:

    Yes, Mego, spot on. Also, I am officially applying to be her nanny. How I would love it. I am a retired teacher and I adore Meghan and Harry. I could bring my whole family and my dog. Meghan, pick me!

  13. Catwoman says:

    This woman has been pregnant longer than April the giraffe!

  14. Cherie says:

    Or… the entire family has been out of sight for the break and since royals=clicks the tabs are making up filler pieces to take up the slack.
    I kinda feel that way about the drops kid off at school story as well.

    • Mego says:

      I expect this is entirely the case. I don’t believe what the tabloids say just take note of the overall tone of the articles.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The only Royal stories published in newspapers I believe and cannot be lies are those published by The Guardian. The Guardian does not publish stories on Royals (or very very few and very very far between), therefore they are not publishing rubbish & lies.

  15. Cee says:

    Yesterday I stopped by my parents’ house for dinner and we ended up talking about Meghan. They were repeating the same things the British press has been printing so, unfortunately, the narrative around Meghan has stuck. They wouldn’t even acknowledge classism and racism as the root cause (they’re both white and immensely privileged). It made me so angry.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      This is why I say we can’t ignore the bad coverage of her. It’s important to present a counter-narrative, otherwise, the lies become calcified as the truth.

    • wildflower says:

      I feel your pain because my mother is just as bad and believes all the UK tabloid press about Meghan. I told her that I think it’s all based in racism, she responded with, “well, I guess I must be racist, then”, expecting me to say no, not you! I said nothing and just let it hang there. It’s disappointing.

  16. Jumpingthesnark says:

    An americannnnnn!!!!!!! The horror!!!!!!!!
    i guess I didn’t realize that some people lead such sheltered lives.

  17. Bunny says:

    I seriously doubt that they’ll hire an American, at least not one who has been based in America recently.

    If I recall correctly, specifying the nationality of workers for most jobs in the UK is illegal.

    Additionally, getting a work permit would probably be very difficult.

    If she ends up with an American, it’ll probably be an American who has lived in the UK and has naturalised.

    Whoever they choose, I’m sure they’ll be putting a lot of thought and care into the process.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Why would it be difficult for an American to get a work permit in the UK for a job they already had. If you are from the UK and are offered employment in the USA (at the level of a private nanny for Bay Sussex) getting a work permit would not be difficult; cumbersome & time consuming yes, but not difficult. My neighbors have a French-speaking Norwegian nanny. It took about five months to get the proper paperwork.

      • Tina says:

        Being a nanny is not generally a skilled occupation for which an employer could sponsor you on a Tier 2 visa. It could be done, but it would be tricky. If you wanted particular skills, like the ability to speak Mandarin, it might be easier.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Tina, What would happen if say I had been working for XYZ Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia and my company “posts” or “transfers” me to the London Office of XYZ Corporation for three years to work on a project? How difficult would it be to obtain a visa for this type of employment? This actually happen to two friends I went to University with. The husband went to London to work but the visa the wives had would not allow them to work.

      • Tina says:

        BTB, I’m not an immigration lawyer, but it would depend on the kind of work that they had been doing for the company. Usually it’s easy enough in that situation for the company to claim that the employee had specific skills that were not easily obtainable on the open employment market in the UK (for example, a JD degree if the person had been working as a lawyer in the US). But nannying doesn’t usually fall into that category.

      • Amelie says:

        @Tampa: it depends on the job. I worked for a company owned by Amazon and two of my coworkers in Paris eventually transferred to NYC then Seattle (where Amazon HQ is). They both had visas to work, their wives did not in the beginning. I forget what the visa is called here, maybe H1B? There are similar limitations to visas given to people coming to work in the US, sometimes their spouse can’t work. Since my former coworkers are planning to stay long term and get their green cards, I think the wives may be entitled to a special visa letting them work eventually… I’m not a specialist in US immigration but I believe other countries would operate similarly.

  18. Eliza says:

    Now all I can think of is Ali Wong saying they needed an old nanny because if they had a hot Male nanny she’d jump him.

    I think this is all filler because no doubt they already have a nanny lined up through an agency. I doubt they’re still looking.

  19. Vanessa says:

    This is just another article to paint Meghan as the other the rule breaker the British press has completely losses their minds. When it’s comes to Meghan it’s like they think they own her and her baby the press has become completely unhinged to point where they just making things up so they can have a reason to write a article about her just to criticize her. First it was she going to present her baby at the same hospital as Kate because Meghan is a attention seekers she loves the spotlight now her and Harry have announced the plan to keep their birth of their baby . The British media and some British people are freaking out because according to them Meghan has denied them their rights to see her and Harry baby according to them they own the royals.

  20. Chef Grace says:

    So many spoons in this sh*t pot.
    I wonder if H&M had any idea how the press would treat them. I didn’t think it would be quite this nasty. But I don’t follow the BRF too much.
    I find the whole entitlement attitude of the British press hysterical though. You OWE us baby pics as soon as Polo Baby is pushed out of the birth canal! ;)

    • BayTampaBay says:

      In one of the authorized biographies of Prince Charles which I read, he said something along the lines of “When it comes to the English, you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t so you might as well do what you think is best”. I think all this Meghan hate is basically 90% English. The Scottish and Welsh do not seem to dislike her with the same intensity (and over the same things) as the English. The Northern Irish seem not care one way or the other. I find this strange.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Tiny correction……it’s the English *press/tabloids/Royal Reporters* who hate her, not English people.

        In fact, I’m going to go ahead and say it…..British people tend to be a lot fairer/more liberal especially when it comes to race, than most other parts of Europe and most certainly the US.

        The British media tends to attract monstrously ruthless people who just don’t give 2 sh*ts about anybody and basically lack any empathy at all. They will use any and every perceived weakness (and make some up for good measure), just to get that story out there. In this case, it’s profitable to attack Meghan because it gets them not only UK clicks, but clicks from US racists who relish watching her being torn apart.

        British media vs British people are two distinctly different entities.

      • Casey20 says:

        Bella…..one word….Brexit

      • Yoyo says:

        Meghan’s haters are mostly middle age white women in the USA.
        Most British people really don’t care. British Media really don’t speak for most Brits.

      • Casey02 says:

        Now the Brits are blaming middle age White American women for the negative press on Meghan… So if we believe that… than middle age white American women have control over the British media and the bitter Royal Reporters….WOW so much power over the Brits from American women! So I say let’s demand the Brits take Trump! British Media start writing Articles on how Trump can save Brexit…LOL

      • Tina says:

        It’s not the press. An independent research study showed that the vast majority of those who oppose Meghan on twitter etc are white middle aged American women, and that a very few such women post the vast majority of the bile.

      • Lady D says:

        In that study, they proved that 60% of the most vicious jibes were coming from about 20 women, mostly in the States, the remainder in Canada and the UK. The study, ironically, can be found on the DM.

  21. Casey02 says:

    The DoS is giving the British Media Hell!! Every time they publish a new article it shows an UNHINGED and PETTY British Media!!! American Media is finally Woke…. headlines are now more positive and questioning British Media!

  22. AtlLady says:

    Would some of the Brits here answer a question for this curious American unfamiliar with Royal Traditions? When the Sussex baby is born, will it be announced on the easel outside the palace with the fellow done up in the lavish outfit ringing his bell with the announcement? The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can have their privacy with the Crown delivering the birth news. Since the name is not released for what might be as long as a week, why not schedule the photo op for naming day?

    • MsIam says:

      @AtlLady, don’t you go making those realistic, sensible sounding solutions, now! You know the tabloids have to have SOMETHING to go ballistic about!

    • Tina says:

      That guy isn’t official, he’s just a random nutter. I don’t know whether they do the easel for all royal babies or just those closest to the monarch, but the guy making noise is just a random royalist.

      • Lady D says:

        And here’s me thinking that he was holding down a job that has been around for 100′s of years. I thought he was an actual Palace employee.

  23. Hamiltune says:

    She’s so smart. Harry is unlikely to screw a manny.