It’s back to school season! Yes, even for royals. Princess Charlotte started school at Thomas’s Battersea London on Thursday (August 5), where her older brother Prince George has been enrolled that few years. Charlotte and George arrived together for the first day, looking adorable in their matching uniforms. The siblings were also accompanied by their parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, each of them holding Mom and Dad’s hands at the drop off.
Though students are required to have the same backpack in addition to uniform clothing, Princess Charlotte added a personal touch to her own bag: a sequin unicorn keychain. Her mom also debuted a new hairstyle for the back to school season. The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her lighter, highlighted locks
Kensington Royal shared a video of Charlotte and George’s drop off. While Charlotte appeared quite shy at first, hiding behind Kate and holding on to her mom with boy hands, she seemed like her confident, friendly self by the time the family was greeted by one of their teachers. Charlotte even stuck her tongue out (a classic move for the young princess) and waved to the reporters.
Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George. ✏️📚🏫 pic.twitter.com/8l63WEjzcw
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 5, 2019
In the video, Prince William can be heard telling his children’s teacher that Charlotte is “very excited” for her very first day of school. She’s starting what’s known as her “reception year” at the school. According to the school, this means Charlotte will be encouraged to “play and explore; make choices and learn to have a go and persevere; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy.”
Best of luck to the young royals on their first day of school!