Kate Middleton and Prince William Hire A Super Nanny

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Kate Middleton and Prince William were reportedly on a recent hunt to find a nanny to care for Prince George. A new report claims they've found one. The royal couple has reportedly hired a 30-something super nanny from Spain, and she is said to have ample experience working with "high flying families."

The new nanny has been hired just weeks prior to Kate and William's royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. She's already on the job, too, as she was spotted--accompanied by a security guard--walking the little prince in his carriage in Hyde Park while Kate and William enjoyed a brief getaway in the Maldives.

"She has worked with other prominent high-society families in the past," a royal source said during a recent interview. "It was from there that the Cambridges heard of her and hired her."

"She is not married and doesn't have a boyfriend as her life is totally dedicated to the family she is working with," the source continued. "She is known for being totally professional - married to the job."

It has to be extremely hard to hire a nanny in the "normal world." Leaving one's most precious assets in the care of another human being about whom you rely on references to assess is tough. When the little charge in question is a prince, all sorts of added security measures and background checks weigh in to the process. It clearly involves way more than just Kate Middleton and Prince William sipping tea with a few candidates while discussing child care experience.

And just imagine what it must be like for this thus far unnamed Spanish super nanny--suddenly thrust into the spotlight, caring for a prince.

"Every now and then the nanny stopped to check on the baby and make sure he was wrapped up warm in the chilly weather," a source said of the nanny and the prince. "There was a personal protection officer with her as they walked, with more following them and there were police cars patrolling the park."

This definitely isn't your average nannying position.

The new nanny has reportedly now traveled with additional staff ahead of the New Zealand and Australia tour, where she will care for Prince George while Kate Middleton and Prince William go about their royal duties.

There a definitely some major perks to this nannying gig, but ones that come with an incredible--perhaps even overwhelming--responsibility. It will be interesting to see what Kate and William think of their new hire at the end of the royal tour.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.