Maria Teresa has been used to living the high-flying lifestyle as the daughter of a powerful and wealthy Spanish family, and now the 30-something is about to live in residence with one of the most famous couples in the world.
Teresa was hand-picked by Kate Middleton and Prince William to serve as nanny for Prince George, who is approaching his first birthday this summer. The identity of the royal couple’s nanny was the subject of intense speculation for weeks, until it was finally revealed that they selected Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo of Spain.
Teresa will be joining the couple on their three-week tour coming up next month, and has already been seen with Prince George at Kensington Palace Gardens.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “Maria is a full-time nanny, who started work with us recently, and will be accompanying the Duke and Duchess and Prince George to New Zealand and Australia.”
Maria Teresa is the product of the prestigious Norland College, which offers an intensive three-year BA course on nanny training.
“Our lecturers have a passion for this subject area and considerable professional and academic experience in both education and health,” the institution noted about its mission. “Their teaching draws on approaches from many disciplines including psychology, child health, history, philosophy, social science, literature and education.”
The royal family has a tradition of selecting Norland nannies, and Maria Teresa was chosen by Kate Middleton and Prince William from a small group of candidates put together by the college.
Maria Teresa is a bit of a trailblazer with the royal family. It’s believed she first foreign nanny to look after a future British monarch. She will be employed on a full-time basis, and has already taken up residence at Kensington Palace.