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Zimbabwean Nurse Shines In UK For Taking Care Of Prince Harry & Meghan Markel’s Family

LONDON. – Nurses have been making the headlines in the UK with their largest strike action in history. But one nurse is making headlines, in a different way, for her connections with British royalty. Lorren Khumalo, is the former nurse of Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel.

The Zimbabwean is back in the news, thanks to Netflix, in which she reveals how, on her first meeting with Prince Harry, she found him “walking around barefoot” outside of the marital home Frogmore Cottage.

“When I arrived at Frogmore cottage I see this guy, he’s tall, he’s ginger and walking barefoot and I have got these new shoes from Clarks and suddenly whatever I thought or felt the formality just sort of slid and I felt so at ease,” she recalled.

The professional nanny currently works as a neonatal intensive care (NICU) and paediatric nurse at private maternity hospital the Portland, in Westminster.

The Portland hospital is where royal women have given birth for generations and the palace where both Prince Harry and his son Archie were born.

After Archie’s birth Meghan’s mother Doria was at Frogmore Cottage for a month, and was present when her daughter brought Archie home from the hospital.

The Duchess said: “My mom stayed for a month solid, and it was great to have her there.

“But we were in a position where we didn’t have someone to help us with Archie.”

Lorren recalled the day she was asked to work for the couple, saying: “I had this phone call and they were like ‘Prince Harry and Meghan want to see you, they want to talk to you about being a nanny to Archie.’

“I said, ‘Hang on I need to sit down.’

“I remember just driving so fast, I got a ticket actually, yes I did.”

Lorren described how the couple were “really hands on parents” and they would come in to see baby Archie in the morning, and feed him before the nanny would take over from them and take the newborn out for a stroll.

The Duke of Sussex is seen feeding his son with a spoon as he sits in a sushi-themed high chair, gazing up at his father in previously unseen footage of the Sussexs’ home life.

Pictures of Archie wrapped in a traditional African mudcloth were revealed, a nod to Meghan and Harry’s link to the continent – the pair spent time in Botswana doing charity work and before they both embarked on charity missions to the continent.

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The cotton mudcloth has cultural significance in Africa.

Lorren asked the couple if she could wrap Archie in a mudcloth, and Meghan enthusiastically agreed. The Duchess said: “She said is it OK if I tie him on my back with a mudcloth? Like we do in Zimbabwe?

“I said, ‘Yes let’s do that.’

A picture was then shown of Archie wrapped in a yellow and brown cloth nestled against Lorren’s back, the photo was taken in the kitchen at Frogmore Cottage, where a cream Aga woodburner can be seen in the background.

Prince Harry smiled as he described the moment, saying Archie had his arms wrapped around Lorren, fast asleep and Meghan appeared delighted, laughing along with her husband.

She said of nanny Lorren: “She didn’t just take care of Archie, she took care of us, she definitely took care of me.”

The pair spoke about their first royal engagement after the birth of their first child, where they took Archie with them on a tour to South Africa when he was just four months old.

Lorren described the tour as ‘full on’ and said: “It was a lot of pressure, the tour was full on. I thought how are you doing this?

“And still have a smile on your face, because she did smile.” – Mailonline.


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