In the history of royal nannies, Tiggy Legge-Bourke – whose married name is Alexandra Pettifer – is probably the most well-known and arguably the most controversial one. But she recently cleared her name of the “totally unfounded allegations” about her supposed relationship with Prince Charles, per People . Legge-Bourke looked after Prince William and Prince Harry from 1993 to 1999. In 2022, Legge-Bourke made global headlines after winning her defamation case against the BBC and receiving a substantial payout. So, who exactly is Tiggy Legge-Bourke and where is she now? She comes from a family with close ties to the royals Tiggy Legge-Bourke was born in 1965 in Wales to a father who once served in the Royal Horse Guards and a mother who became a lady-in-waiting to Princess Anne . According to British media, her sister Zara asked Princess Anne’s daughter Zara to be a bridesmaid at her wedding, while her brother Harry was a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth. She completed her education at the Institut Alpin Videmanette in Switzerland, where Princess Diana also attended. Legge-Bourke then set up her own nursery school in London called Mrs Tiggywinkle’s. She was Prince William and Prince Harry’s nanny Prince Charles appointed Legge-Bourke as his two sons’ royal nanny soon after his separation from Princess Diana in 1993. She was also working as Charles’ assistant. Legge-Bourke grew close to the boys and often went on holidays abroad with them. She kept in touch with them after she retired in 1999, and they attended her wedding that same year, per BBC. She was falsely accused of being Prince Charles’ mistress Legge-Bourke’s tight bond with the young princes sparked quite the tension between her and their mum, Princess Diana. According to reports, Diana disliked her habit of smoking around them, and the royal nanny even once referred to William and Harry as “my babies” . On top of all this, BBC journalist Martin Bashir allegedly deceived Diana into thinking that Charles had an affair with Legge-Bourke and that she even became pregnant with the prince’s child, but had it terminated. Bashir presented the late princess with fabricated documents to land his infamous BBC interview with her in 1995. Legge-Bourke brought a defamation claim against the network over their “false and malicious” allegations. She cleared her name and received a payout In July, the BBC issued a public apology in London’s High Court to Legge-Bourke, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry “for the way in which Princess Diana was deceived and the subsequent impact on all their lives”. Per The Times , the network paid the former nanny around US$240,000 for damages and legal costs and said that it would never allow the interview to be aired again. Statement from Alexandra Pettifer (Tiggy Legge-Bourke): pic.twitter.com/O74G0bExLM — Sarah Hewson (@sarahhewsonTV) July 21, 2022 Legge-Bourke released her own statement, expressing her disappointment on how “it needed legal action for the BBC to recognise the serious harm I have been subjected to”. Where is she now? Legge-Bourke has remained a steadfast figure in the lives of Prince William and Prince Harry, who are both godfathers to her kids, per Tatler . Legge-Bourke’s son Tom Pettifer served as a page boy at William’s wedding in 2011 and the former nanny attended Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding in 2018. She was also named a godmother to the Sussexes’ first child, Archie, according to a report from The Sunday Times . Away from the glare of the royal spotlight, Legge-Bourke lives on the Glanusk Estate in Wales with her husband, Charles Pettifer, along with her two sons and two stepsons. They run their own farmhouse bed and breakfast, per Hello ! Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .