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Former royal nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke's name is finally cleared after she was accused of having an affair with Prince Charles

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The BBC has been ordered to pay substantial damages to former royal nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke after falsely claiming she had an affair with her then employer Prince Charles. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
The BBC has been ordered to pay substantial damages to former royal nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke after falsely claiming she had an affair with her then employer Prince Charles. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Nannies are as much part of the House of Windsor as footmen and ladies-in-waiting and usually blend into the background with the squadron of staff that keep royal residences running smoothly.

Yet one became a household name: Tiggy Legge-Bourke, the nanny hired by Prince Charles to look after his sons in 1993 shortly after he and Princess Diana split.

Tiggy provided love and a shoulder for the boys to cry on as their parents’ turbulent marriage played out in the media day after day.

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