Margaretta Alexandra Eagar (1863 — 1936), was a Limerick woman who served as a nanny
 to the four daughters of Emperor and Empress Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia,
that is, the Grand Duchesses Olga; Tatiana; Maria; and Anastasia.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901) -- after his parents separated,
an Irish nanny took care of Henri. She was a Miss Braine, who stayed with the family for more than 10 years.

T.S. Eliot (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was very much influenced by his Irish nanny,
Annie Dunne, from County Cork.

Eliza Pike, William Randolph Hearst's Irish-Catholic wet nurse, who, according to Hearst's first biographer,
worried so much about his immortal soul that she took him to be baptized.

 Harriet Beecher Stowe had a wet nurse known as 'Irish Catharine' for one of her children.

King Victor Emmanuel III, of Italy. was trained by an Irish governess, 
and was said to speak with something akin to a brogue. 

Donald and Ivana Trump are said to have hired two Irish nannies, Dorothy and Bridget, to care for the children,
and Kathleen 'Kikoo' Conboy cared for the children of Joe and Rose Kennedy.

These are just a few of I'm sure of what must be many nannies
who tended to the children of the rich and famous the world over.

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