The big difference between George and Charlotte's first day at school

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Princess Charlotte starts school this week, and the little royal will be joining her older brother, Prince George, at Thomas's Battersea, London.

It has already been reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter will pay less in school fees than George, owing to the fact that there is essentially a discounted rate for families who send more than one child there.

However, Charlotte's first day at school will also be a very different experience compared to George's.

The eldest Cambridge child started school in 2017, and the world watched as William dropped his son off at the school gates. At the time, Kate was pregnant with Prince Louis and was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, therefore making her unable to do the drop off.

A statement from the palace said at the time: 'Unfortunately The Duchess of Cambridge remains unwell, and will not be able to accompany Prince George on his first day of school. The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned.'

But this year both parents will be there to wave Charlotte off into the classroom, as confirmed by Kensington Palace.

It seems that all the Cambridges will be in attendance bar little Louis, who will likely stay at home while his parents drop his siblings off on Thursday 5th September.

Charlotte's attendance at Thomas's Battersea was announced earlier this year, with Headmaster Simon O’Malley saying: '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.

'We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.'

Good luck on your first day, Charlotte!

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.