Meghan Markle: My New Nanny Needs to Be a Cross Between Mary Poppins & Serena Williams

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For months now, reports of Meghan Markle clashing with her royal staff have been a fixture in the British tabloid press.

Some say Meghan is a nightmare to work for; others insist that she's not getting the respect she deserves because she's not a "traditional" royal.

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As is pretty much always the case with this sort of thing, it seems the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Yes, there have been some growing pains during the former Suits star's transition from actress to duchess.

And yes, members of Meghan's staff have quit, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's any merit to the wild claims about her "diva demands" and short temper.

Happy Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Of course, that also doesn't mean that there's absolutely no truth to the rumors that Meghan's American ways have created something of a culture shock in Kensington Palace.

Whatever the case, she may want to sort out her personnel issues ASAP, as she's soon to make the most important staffing decision of her life.

As you've no doubt heard, Meghan is pregnant with her first child these days, which means she and Harry are in the process of hiring a nanny.

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And what sort of childcare professional does Meg have in mind for the position?

Well, according to Radar Online, she'd like a "Serena Williams-style" figure (?!) who holds a lot in common with Mary Poppins.

It's good that she's keeping her expectations in check.

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Fortunately, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a few months to locate this super nanny.

Meghan's not due until April, and she and Harry have arranged for "celebrity nanny" Connie Simpson to join them in a “consultancy” role for the baby's first few weeks.

“The baby is going to have no earthly idea that she’s Meghan Markle or that she’s Prince Harry’s wife and in line to the throne," Simpson says of the job.

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"They will just know her for being the one to supply that milk to her and give her that comfort.”

Sources say Meg and Harry are ecstatic to have Connie coming in on a temporary basis, as they're finding the hiring process “rough” as the job is apparently a “relative lowly-paid role.”

Sounds like Meghan may wind up trying to convince Connie to stay -- but if the salary is as low as they say, Simpson will no doubt be eager to fly away on her umbrella. 

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