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In photos: The special role of Britain's Royal nannies Add to ...

While William and Kate are likely to take a more hands-on parenting role than previous generations, it's almost certain that they will hire a nanny to help care for Britain's littlest heir. After all, nannies have been raising royals for hundreds of years. Often unmarried commoners, these women have fascinated the British public, who have been rewarded with juicy scandals -- from the nanny who was fired after she nixed Queen Elizabeth's dessert order for Prince Charles, to the one who let Prince Harry dangle over a dam without a helmet -- and miraculously escaped with her job.