The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left the UK and are on their way to begin a 15-day royal tour which will see them visit Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas to mark The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee. The royal couple departed from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this morning (March 19) on RAF Voyager and are expected to arrive at 3pm local time (9pm GMT).



While Prince William and Catherine are travelling around on their busy royal tour, the couple’s three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be staying at home in the UK and sticking to their usual routine – no doubt under the watchful eye of their nanny and their other close family members.



While The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are away for over two weeks on their Caribbean royal tour, their three children will stay at home with their nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. Maria has been the nanny to the royals since each of them were small, having started working for the family when George was eight months old in 2014.



The Spanish native heralds from the city of Palencia and received her formal training at the prestigious Norland College, located in Bath. The college website reads: “Norland offers world-class training to those aspiring to be the very best professional childcare practitioners.”



The Norland Nanny agency has placed nannies across the UK since 1892 and teaches their students some crucial skills and rules. One fundamental rule is that certain words are banned as they are thought to be “disrespectful”.



One of these words is “kids” and author of ‘Nanny in a Book’, Louise Heren, explained the reasoning in a documentary. She said: “The word kid is banned. It’s a mark of respect for the children as individuals.”



While Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will spend the majority of the time with Maria, they will also no doubt have visits from family members such as their grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton.It is well-known that The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents are incredibly close to the family and have done everything they can to offer help and support.



Carole Middleton, in particular, has been praised time and again for the way that she raised her three children and how she gave them every opportunity possible as she and her husband were self-made millionaires after finding success with their party planning business.She has also been instrumental in helping the Cambridge family. Channel 5’s royal correspondent Simon Vigar said: “Carole is very involved in the upbringing of George and looking after her eldest daughter Kate when she was ill with this extreme morning sickness.”



He continued: “For many weeks, Kate was at home in Berkshire with mum and dad and Grandma Middleton was taking up the strain.”The couple’s exciting itinerary was announced last month with a Kensington Palace spokesperson saying: “Their Royal Highnesses are very much looking forward to the visit, which will be their first joint official overseas tour since the onset of Covid-19 in 2020.”



In Belize, the couple will visit historic Mayan sites and celebrate the rich culture of the Garifuna community and explore the country’s biodiversity.When they arrive in Jamaica, they will meet with the Jamaican Defence Force and celebrate the legacy of Bob Marley. Rounding off the tour in The Bahamas, the Palace has said the couple will visit a number of islands and experience a world-famous junkanoo parade.


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