Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hire nanny for baby Archie

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are quickly learning the highs and lows of newborn life, from midnight feedings, diaper duty and lots of sleepless nights, since welcoming baby Archie into the world on May 6th.

Initially, the first-time parents were assisted by Meghan's mom Doria Ragland who provided "indispensable" help for the new family of three. However, with Doria's return to Los Angeles after five weeks of support, the Sussexes have opted to hire a nanny for assistance.

The report comes just weeks after the Sussexes were intent on relying on a "scaled down team" as they acclimate to parenting, sans nanny or other members of staff. 

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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are seen with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, Britain May 8, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, places her hand on the head of her newborn baby boy as she and her husband Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, pose for a photo in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, walk away after posing for photographs with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
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Further details on the Sussexes' nanny have not been released, but earlier reports allege that the couple had hoped to hire an American nanny for their child.

“Meghan and Harry have clear ideas on how to bring up their ­children. Meghan was clear in telling recruiters she favors an American over a Brit and wants them to feel part of the family rather than a uniformed member of staff," a source said to the Mirror. The nanny is said to be accompanying them when they depart for their royal tour of Africa in the fall with Archie.

See more of Meghan's brief return from maternity leave:

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Meghan Markle at Trooping the Colour
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Buckingham Palace, in London, after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) make their way in a horse drawn carriage to Horseguards parade ahead of the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Buckingham Palace, in London, after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) return to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex returns to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive at Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (not pictured) make their way in a horse drawn carriage to Horseguards parade ahead of the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (not pictured) make their way in a horse drawn carriage to Horseguards parade ahead of the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
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It's expected that Meghan and Harry's latest staff addition has extensive training in both child development and even security.

 The Cambridges' nanny Maria Borrallo, who was hired in 2014 when Prince George was 8 months old, was a graduate of the elite training program at Norland College. The three-year program deemed the creme-de-la-creme of nanny training programs, provides training far beyond childcare in things like "defensive driving" and dealing with terrorist attacks, and everything that comes with raising a future king.

Borrallo is regularly spotted around the Kensington Palace grounds looking after Prince George and Princess Charlotte and at family events. See more of her close relationship with the royal family in the slideshow below. 

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 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince George's nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
 Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, accompanied by their nanny Maria Teresa Borrallo, watch from a window of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. Trooping the Colour is a military parade to mark Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a Regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge (accompanied by his nanny María Borrallo) attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Theodora Williams, (accompanied by Princess Charlotte's nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo) attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Teresa Turrion Borrallo comforts bridesmaid Zalie Warren inside the entrance to the chapel before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo (nanny to Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge) attends the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
(Top to bottom) Stylist to the Duchess of Cambridge Natasha Archer, Nanny Maria Borrallo and Hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker depart from Chopin airport, in Warsaw, on day three of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's five-day tour of Poland and Germany. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Natasha Archer (left) stylist to the Duchess of Cambridge and Maria Borrallo, nanny to Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive with the Royal party at Warsaw Airport for the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)
 Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge accompanied by their nanny Maria Teresa Borrallo attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Maria Teresa Borrallo (nanny to Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge) attends the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Nanny to Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is seen ahead of the wedding ceremony of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews at St Mark's Church as the bridesmaids and pageboys walk ahead on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's prince George (L), a pageboy, Britain's princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid, stand with their nanny Maria Borrallo, as they attend the wedding of their aunt Pippa Middleton to James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's prince George (L), a pageboy, Britain's princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid, stand with their nanny Maria Borrallo, as they attend the wedding of their aunt Pippa Middleton to James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. Pippa Middleton hit the headlines with a figure-hugging outfit at her sister Kate's wedding to Prince William but now the world-famous bridesmaid is becoming a bride herself. Once again, all eyes will be on her dress as the 33-year-old marries financier James Matthews on Saturday at a lavish society wedding where William and Kate's children will play starring roles. / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Nanny, Maria Teresa Borrallo arrives for the annual Christmas lunch hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Nanny, Maria Teresa Borrallo arrives for the annual Christmas lunch hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince George's nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George's nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo (in her Norland Nanny Uniform) talks to Queen Elizabeth II as they leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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