Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are about to have their hands full when they welcome baby No. 2 this summer. So, will the couple — who currently reside in California — hire a nanny to help them out?
“Meghan and Harry may choose to hire a team of two or more nannies to help care for Archie and the new baby," Sophie Pickles, a parenting coach, told The Mirror. “It is not uncommon for royals or the extremely wealthy to do so, often employing one nanny to stay in the house overnight to help with frequent night wakes and one or more to take care of the children during the day."
“We know that when Archie was born, Meghan and Harry decided to hire a nanny to help them after initially saying they wouldn't do so," she added. “As for all of us, it sometimes takes until the baby is born for new parents to realize what a challenge it can be.”
However, if the pair do hire help, they will most likely only be around during the day.
“We already know that Harry and Meghan have stated that they do not want their home to be filled with staff, so it is unlikely that the new nanny will live with them," she said. “All parents of multiple children know, however, that two is more challenging than one and with Archie about to hit the tumultuous age of two, they may well change their minds.”
Since Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, lives super close, Pickles imagines she'll be over a lot, "not only for Meghan as she recovers from birth but in caring for Archie while the family adjusts to having a new member."
"After all, even when you have all the money in the world, there is nothing quite like the reassurance of leaving your baby in the arms of someone that you love and trust," she said.
The former actress, 39, and Harry, 36, recently celebrated their son Archie's second birthday on May 6. They are "staying local in Montecito and are having a pool day and BBQ in their luscious garden," a source spilled about Archie's big day.