Have a great first day of school, Princess Charlotte!
The 4-year-old cutie arrived in Thomas Battersea in London on Thursday morning, accompanied by her parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, and her older brother, Prince George.
George and Charlotte wore their school uniforms, while Charlotte pulled her hair into a ponytail. But the little sweetheart still found a way to stand out. A key ring with pink spangles was attached to her school bag.
For the special occasion, Kate was wearing a beautiful, flowered pink flower dress and holding her daughter’s hand as they approached the school. Charlotte looked a bit shy, hiding behind her mother while the cameras were taking pictures.
Prince William held his son’s hand as they greeted the teacher Helen Haslem. Both George and Charlotte politely shook hands with the teacher while Charlotte played nervously with her ponytail.
“She is very excited the first day,” William told Charlotte’s teacher.
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
Prince George, 6, has been going to Thomas Battersea for two years. In fact, his first day was a little lonely because the news had just broken that his mother, Kate Middleton, was pregnant with his brother, Prince Louis, and because of extreme morning sickness she was unable to bring her oldest to school.
As with the children of US presidents, it is a tradition for the press to treat the first school days of royal children and agree to leave the children alone afterwards.
Princess Charlotte had a busy summer with her family. She attended the Chelsea Flower Show, who helped her mother design, had a play date at a polo match with her new cousin, Archie, and got some crazy antics during the King’s Cup Boating Race on the Isle of Wight. She recently visited her family for a trip to Scotland to visit Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral Castle.