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Kate Middleton and Prince William Reportedly Ask Royal Nanny to Come Out of Retirement

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When Prince George isn't with Kate Middleton or Prince William, the royal baby needs to be under the care of someone trustworthy

So, according to a Sunday People report, the new parents are asking William and Prince Harry's former childhood nanny, 71-year-old  Jessie Webb, to come out of retirement to help out with their 7-week-old son.

William and Harry's former nanny was reportedly let go by Princess Diana, but is said to have remained close with the boys in the years afterwards. And while the report claims Jessie is "sorely tempted to help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, she's concerned about having full-time duties again."

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Jessie is said to have been "traditionally trained" as a caregiver and has a "terrific sense of humor," according to one individual who claims to have worked with her. But this former colleague says she knew how to put her foot down.

"She would stand for no nonsense and would want to do things her way," claims the former colleague. "You had to be tough, because being nanny at that time could be a very stressful job…But she tried her best to keep the boys away from the tears and the rows."

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"Jessie was very kind to the boys, and William will remember this. Charles was particularly fond of her," adds the former colleague. "Diana, I think, [was] a bit jealous because [Jessie] was actually more fun."

"William has fond memories of Jessie and they've put the idea to her that she comes back," says the former colleague. "I think she's very flattered."

According to one royal source, "Jessie would be ideal...Everyone likes her. She's discreet and she's of an age when she's not going to have her picture in the papers every five minutes."

She sure sounds like the perfect nanny, and if anyone can convince her to come out of retirement, it has to be William and Kate!

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