Tiggy Legge-Bourke

Royal Nanny
Born Apr 1, 1965

Alexandra Shân "Tiggy" Legge-Bourke MVO was nanny, later companion, to Prince William of Wales and his brother Prince Harry, and a personal assistant to Charles, Prince of Wales, between 1993 and 1999. Since her marriage she has been known as Tiggy Pettifer.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tiggy Legge-Bourke.


1965 Birth Born on April 1, 1965.
1966 1 Year Old In 1966, Legge-Bourke's grandmother Margaret Glenusk, widowed in 1948, married secondly William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, who had been Governor-General of Australia from 1961 until 1965.
1972 7 Years Old Legge-Bourke's brother Harry, born in 1972, was a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II between 1985 and 1987 and became an officer in the Welsh Guards. He married Iona Maclean in 2000, and had issue one son (Lachlan or Lochy, b. 2003, now a Page of Honour like his father, great-uncle and great-grandfather) and one daughter. … Read More


1985 20 Years Old …  In 1985 Zara (b. 1966) was married to Captain Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1997. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old He thus became step-grandfather to the Legge-Bourke children until his death in 1991. … Read More
In 1993, shortly after Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife had separated, Charles hired Legge-Bourke as nanny to their two sons. … Read More


Early in 1995, the Prince of Wales was reported to have kissed Legge-Bourke on a ski slope at Klosters. … Read More
1996 31 Years Old In February 1996, newspapers published a letter from Diana to Charles in which she asked that "Miss Legge-Bourke not spend unnecessary time in the children's rooms... read to them at night, nor supervise their bathtime." Charles and Diana's divorce was made absolute on 28 August 1996. … Read More
…  Until May 1997, Pettifer was company secretary and a director of Unique Security Consultants Ltd., providing former SAS officers as bodyguards. … Read More
1999 34 Years Old 1 More Event
She finally retired from the Prince of Wales's service when she married in October 1999. On 9 December 1992, John Major announced in the House of Commons that Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, were to separate but had no plans to divorce. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old She married secondly in 2003 (as his 2nd wife) Angus Gordon-Lennox, of the dukes of Richmond, and now lives at Gordon Castle. (Her husband Richard Drax MP remarried twice, and has had two more children.)


2005 40 Years Old In 2005, she spoke out against the Prince of Wales's aide Michael Fawcett, claiming that many holders of royal warrants were afraid to assist with an inquiry in 2003 by Sir Michael Peat into allegations against Fawcett. … Read More
In April 2006, she attended the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst for Prince Harry's passing out as an officer of the Blues and Royals.
2007 42 Years Old In December 2007, witnesses at the inquest were questioned about a letter to Paul Burrell from the Princess dating from October 1993, of which only redacted versions had previously been public. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old Tom participated in the royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine "Kate" Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29 April 2011, as one of two page boys. … Read More
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