Prince William and Kate Middleton have some very exciting news

And it’s all about Princess Charlotte...

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And it’s all about Princess Charlotte...

The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

From Prince George’s cheeky grin to Prince Louis’ royal wave, these toddlers never fail to make news. But it was the public favourite, Princess Charlotte, who got everyone talking this week as it was announced that she was preparing for her first day of school.

Yes, it has been confirmed by Kensington Palace that the four-year-old will be arriving at Thomas's Battersea on Thursday 5th September for her very first day.

And that’s not all, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and her brother Prince George joining her for the occasion.

Kate Middleton had to miss Prince George’s first day at Thomas’ Battersea in 2017 due to her hyperemesis gravidarum, with Prince William dropping off his son solo. Princess Charlotte’s first day therefore will be a very important day for the whole family.

‘We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas's Battersea,’ Simon O’Malley, the school’s Headmaster announced earlier this year in a statement. ‘We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.’

We’re wishing Princess Charlotte a very special first day at school!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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