This is the sweet nickname that Princess Charlotte’s new classmates will call her

This is lovely.

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This is lovely.

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.

But what will she be referred to within the school gates? Princess? Princess Charlotte? HRH? Queen of Sass?

No, it appears that Charlotte will be losing her princess title at school, known by friends and teachers as ‘Charlotte Cambridge’.

Her brother, Prince George, is also known simply by his first name at Thomas’s Battersea, with George joining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to drop Charlotte off on her first day.

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 can’t wait for the pictures!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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