Prince Harry and Meghan Markle raising Archie and Lilibet ‘very differently’ to Prince William and Kate’s children

New information about how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are raising Archie and Lilibet in contrast to Princess Catherine and Prince William’s three children has been disclosed by a Sussex insider.

According to a royal insider, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle disagree with Princess Catherine and Prince William on a number of issues, including parenting styles.

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex defied royal custom by not hiring live-in caregivers for their two children at their residence.


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Instead, Prince Archie, who is five, and Princess Lilibet, who is two, are cared for by Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.

“Harry was very keen to keep it (childcare) in the family and Meghan feels much more at ease with the children under her mother’s watchful eye,” a Sussex insider told the Express newspaper on Thursday.

The terrifying experience the Sussexes had with a night nurse soon after the birth of their son Prince Archie might also have contributed to their reluctance to hire assistance.

Omid Scobie, a Sussex ally, claims in his book “Finding Freedom” that the nurse’s “unprofessional and irresponsible” behavior forced the couple to fire her on the second night.

Although Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6, have a staff of nannies to help out, Kate and William are more involved in their children’s lives than previous royal generations.


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“The Wales family has adopted a significantly distinct strategy,” an additional palace insider informed the same publication.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, in particular, rely significantly on Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, their Spanish-born nanny, who works between the family’s Windsor base at Adelaide Cottage and their country home, Anmer Hall.

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When Prince George was only eight months old, Maria became a member of the family in 2014. She is still responsible for the Wales children while Kate receives cancer treatment.

The source continued, “But it must be noted that the Wales family worked extremely hard before Kate’s illness.”

“The kids reside at home with their parents as well.”


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Another significant factor in William and Harry’s upbringing was their nanny, the renowned Tiggy Legge-Bourke, who looked after them from 1992 until her retirement in 1999.

William allegedly invited his nanny to a significant school function at Eton rather than his parents, who were at the time battling in the media over their divorce, because he was so close to Legge-Bourke.

Legge-Bourke was also invited to the royal weddings of the two princes in 2011 and 2018, respectively.

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