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Why did Diana and Camilla dont like William and Harry’s nanny so much?


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Princes William and Harry loved their nanny, Alexandra Legge-Bourke, aka Tiggy. But their late mother, Lady Diana, hated her from the moment she met her.

Lady Diana had a visceral hatred for the nanny of her children. This, from the moment the mother of William and Harry met her eyes. But what did she reproach this Alexandra Legge-Bourke, who was nicknamed Tiggy? First of all, her complicity with her two sons.

The princess of hearts could not bear to see her husband’s childhood friend pampering and kissing her boys instead of her. She could not tolerate the countless hours that this woman spent with them. The fear of losing her children paralyzed her: would they prefer their nanny to their mother? It must be said that she made him tremble with fear when she called Princes William and Harry “her babies”, as reported by Tatler last November.

Lady Diana had a lot more to reproach him for. Her close relationship with Princes William and Harry was not the only problem. The princess was convinced that her husband, Prince Charles, was having an affair with the babysitter. His entourage has also fed this rumor.

One of her relatives whispered to her that Tiggy would have aborted her husband. Would the journalist Martin Bashir have also participated in his paranoia? Ready to do anything to obtain an exclusive interview with the princess on the BBC channel, he would have shown her a false certificate attesting to the abortion of Alexandra Legge-Bourke.


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This is, in any case, what Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, said and accused him of manipulation. But the British police finally announced “that it was not appropriate to open a criminal investigation into these allegations,” as we reported on March 4.

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Charles and Tiggy Legge-Bourke, tactile, in 1999. The nanny is about to leave the royal family. She will get married.

Camilla nicknamed her “The employee”, Tiggy took revenge in 1999

Recruited by Charles in 1993, when he was already living separately from Diana, and even more devoted to William and Harry after the death of their mother in 1997, Tiggy Legge-Bourke imposes a real humiliation on Camilla in 1999. The forbidden love of Charles is not invited to her wedding with Charles Pettifer, who signs his farewell to the royal family. This is not an oversight.

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The affront is voluntary. While the Prince of Wales is trying to gradually impose his mistress on his arm, the nanny of his sons wants to mark his disapproval and contempt that inspires him “the Rottweiler” for years. In fact, the friction has been going on for so long that Camilla has taken to referring to Tiggy Legge-Bourke as “the employee”. Already unskilled in settling conflicts within “the Firm”, unable to confront Tiggy who smokes like a fireman in the presence of William and Harry or takes them skiing without a helmet, Charles pleads an already made commitment to announce that he will not go to her wedding.

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Tiggy Legge-Bourke, with Charles, William and Harry, on the sidelines of a polo match, in 1995. With Diana, the heir to the Crown is heading for a divorce. They already live separately. Tiggy is a “second mother” for the young princes.

A strong attachment to the royal family

Princes William and Harry, for their part, have always felt a strong attachment to this babysitter. The two brothers considered her, moreover, as their second mother. It must be said that Tiggy, removed for a time from Kensington Palace, lent them her shoulder when their mother died in a tragic car accident in 1997.

Charles’ childhood friend then took care of them for two years, before leaving the royal family to found her own with Charles Pettifer. However, Alexandra Legge-Bourke never left the place that the members of the kingdom reserved for her in their hearts. As we reported to you in September 2018, Lady Diana’s worst enemy had been invited to Charles and Camilla’s wedding in 2007. A few months later, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip had also invited her for their sixty years of marriage, at Westminster Abbey.

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