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The 4 letter word Prince William and Kate Middleton's nanny refuses to use when working with younger Royals

For the dukes and duchess of Cambridge's children, growing up within the limelight may be a life they're going to become familiar with , with every aspect of their lives poured over by the media.

As such the couple have enlisted the services of an elite nanny college to worry for his or her children, and that they famously have a singular approach to their royal charges.


It’s been revealed that their Spanish nanny Maria Terresa Barrallo, who was trained at the elite Norland nanny college. is under strict instruction to not use a particular word around Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

According to the Royally Us podcast Christina Garibaldi: “This is so funny - they’re not allowed to mention the word ‘kids’.”

Norland nannies are a number of the foremost prestigious within the country and have a singular way of treating younger members of the royalty . Nannies working for the Royals avoid pertaining to children as kids, as a symbol of respect.

Although ‘kids’ may be a term widely used and accepted it seems to be a practice that has remained and remains taught at the elite nanny college.

It’s understood that both Prince William and Kate aren't averse to the term and haven't banned the utilization of the word themselves.

She also shared another term the nannies use when speaking with children, which comes in handy during discipline.

“We would ask our nannies to not say ‘you’re naughty’ we might ask them to label the behavior, not the kid .”

Maria Terresa Barrallo, who is in her forties works full-time for the family having joined them in 2014 when George was eight months old.

She made her first public appearance with the family when William and Kate brought Prince George on their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The intensive training she received at the school costs £15,000 a year in fees.

Not only can she perform all the standard childcare duties, she's also qualified in evasive driving and security.