The Duchess of Sussex may be part of the Royal Family, but her hunt for an American nanny shows her heart is still very much in her homeland.
And in what could be another nail in the coffin of royal tradition, eight-months pregnant Meghan and husband Prince Harry are even open to the idea of having a male aid for their tot, which would be a first.
The 37-year-old has instructed staff at a recruitment agency to find a suitable candidate to start in the next three months.
A source said: “Meghan and Harry have clear ideas on how to bring up their children. Meghan was clear in telling recruiters she favours an American over a Brit and wants them to feel part of the family rather than a uniformed member of staff.
“That is important to her, she’s never hidden the fact she is fiercely proud of her American roots. They are keen to explore the possibility of a male nanny.” The worker will earn up to £70,000-a-year, depending on experience”.
It is understood candidates are to be interviewed by the royal couple.
The successful one will be based at their new Frogmore Cottage home in the grounds of Windsor Castle and have use of a car.
Their recruitment agency in Kensington, West London, specialises in providing bilingual childminders as well as Norland nannies, who have long been favoured the royal family
William and Kate hired Spaniard Maria Teresa Borrallo, a graduate of the Bath college, which opened in 1892.
Nannies dress in brown uniforms and wear felt hats bearing a letter N.
Only a handful of men have attended Norland, with the first two graduating last year.
Meghan will also break with decades of royal tradition by not parading their baby on the hospital steps after it is born, instead posting pictures on Instagram .