Prince George

Uh-oh. This isn't good. Kate Middleton's nanny has been "named and shamed" for failing to pay her taxes in her homeland of Spain.

Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo has been tending to Prince George for a few weeks now. Even though landing the gig is pretty much the highest honor EVER -- she still has to be pretty humiliated that her name wound up on this list.

Supposedly when it happened, she was threatened by debt collectors and was told she had to pay what she owed plus interest.

And even though Maria reportedly settled the debt, and it was back in 2007 and 2008 when she found herself on the list, this little skeleton still found its way out of her closet.

Um ... of course it did. She's only the nanny of the most sought after baby in the world, so I'm sure there are plenty of people who are just dying to pick her apart and find some shady secret from her past by any means possible.

But honestly, does failure to pay a few taxes really reflect negatively on her character? Maybe it was simply an oversight and she was just overwhelmed or something. Or maybe she was strapped for cash and had to choose between paying her taxes and paying her bills.

Whatever the case, this shouldn't have any sort of ill effect on how qualified she is to care for Prince George. And I'm sure Kate and Prince William are reasonable enough to realize that everyone has a mistake or two in their past they aren't proud of -- so they'll give Maria the benefit of the doubt.

And considering how much research they likely did before hiring her, there's a decent chance the royal couple already knew about this little secret. Maybe it's not even worth getting excited about in the first place.

Would this change your opinion of Maria if you were Kate?

 

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