Kate and Wills’ crack Kensington Palace squad… from the no-nonsense Spanish nanny to the ex-squaddie odd job man

As the baby settles into his Peter Rabbit-themed nursery, there is a whole team of people on hand to make sure he is healthy and happy.

Royal parents Prince William and Kate Middleton are extremely hands on, and have officially confirmed that they won’t be hiring a maternity nurse to help out with the sleepless nights.

But from housekeepers to their favoured nanny, a number of people will be at the Palace to lend a helping hand to the family.

There is even a nine-bedroom staff quarters on the top floor of their Apartment 1A residence, in case they need 24/7 care.

Here’s the baby squad around Kate who are on hand to keep things running in royal fashion…

Maria Borrallo, nanny

A main household figure is bowler hat-wearing nanny Maria Borrallo, 47, who joined the royal household in 2014 when Prince George was just eight months old.

Maria trained at the prestigious Norland College, making her one of the most sought-after nannies in the country.
The famous school teaches real-life Mary Poppins how to escape terrorists and kidnappers alongside traditional childcare.

Now she’ll have three royal tots under her watch, so is sure to be kept busy in her duties.

Madrid-born Maria can often be seen taking the kids to the Round Pond in Kensington Palace, just a stone’s throw from her live-in quarters with the family.

Her private area includes a bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom.

Antonella Fresolone, housekeeper

Antonella worked at Buckingham Palace for 13 years, and rose from one of the Queen’s senior housemaids.

Now she oversees the cleaning of Apartment 1A, which has five reception rooms, three master bedrooms and additional dressing rooms, bathrooms and a gym.

She is said to love serving pasta dishes from her native country Italy to the family.

Tifare Alexander, house help

Fijian ex-paratrooper Tifare, also known as Tif, is on hand to do odds jobs around the accommodation.

He also does chauffeuring when required.

A royal insider described the Fijian as "a lovely guy — like all Army, a superb can-do attitude and great sense of humour".

Natasha Archer, stylist/PA

Style wise, Kate rarely gets it wrong and she looks effortlessly stylish for any public appearance.

This is likely down to Natasha Archer — Kate's personal assistant turned stylist — who is a secret style weapon when it comes to Kate’s iconic looks.

Tash, as the palace calls her, has never officially been confirmed in her role, but it is likely she has helped the Duchess with any style choices.

She was the first non-royal to visit Kate in the Lindo Wing following the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so is extremely close to the royal.

Catherine Quinn, private secretary

Kate’s former secretary Rebecca Deacon stepped down last year, paving the way for new staff member Catherine.

Previously the professional worked as a chief operating officer at Oxford University's Business School, and she is now in charge of Kate’s schedule.

No doubt she’ll be on hand to make sure the day-to-day family life with new baby runs smoothly.

Corporal Stewart Harvey and Lance-Sergeant Stuart Hayes, orderlies

Two of Prince Phillip’s staff, who were on secondment from the Army, moved to work as orderlies for Kate and William, after the elderly royal retired from official duties last year.

A typical day for them will include walking the couple’s pet cocker spaniel Lupo, and helping out with social functions.

As per royal custom, they also clean shoes and deliver hand-written notes.

When Kate and Wills order a takeaway curry from their favourite Malabar restaurant in Notting Hill, one of the orderlies goes to collect it, reports the Daily Mail. 

Amanda Cook Tucker, hair stylist

Amanda Cook Tucker is the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to hair stylist and has been working for the royals since Princes Harry and William were boys.

She has been styling Kate’s hair since 2012 and her first job was to accompany her on the Diamond Jubilee tour of South East Asia.

Her rate of pay is reportedly £300 a day.

It has also been reported that it takes an array of tools and products to get Kate’s ‘do picture perfect – 13 brushes, seven combs, two hairdryers and three curling tongs and an impressive collection of sprays, to be precise.

On April 23, Amanda was seen leaving the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital in Paddington after Kate gave birth to her third child, a baby boy weighing 8lbs, 7oz at 11.01 am.

Guy Thorpe-Beeston and Alan Farthing, medical professionals

Consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston was on hand to deliver the new tot along with consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing.

They also were on hand for the arrival of Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015 and will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the newborn in his first days.

Kate had a 20-strong team of professionals in her childbirth team, including two obstetricians, three midwives, three anaesthetists, four surgical staff, two special care baby-unit staff, four paediatricians, one lab technician and three or four managers.

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