Princess Charlotte has a very special connection to her teacher

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge never fail to make viral news, and with their roles elevated this year, the royal couple are all anyone can talk about.

Prince William and Kate Middleton certainly spend the most time in front of the cameras, but it is the Cambridge children that get the most attention, from Prince George knowing he’s different from his siblings to Prince Louis’ love of cuddling.

This week however, it was all about Princess Charlotte, with the Queen of sass known to be one of the most popular members of the royal family.

It wasn't her shared name with Pippa Middleton or her reported love of being a princess that got the world talking this week though, with the focus instead being on her school life.

The Cambridge children have just returned to their school, Thomas's Battersea, after a lovely half term break. But the princess will surely have been looking forward to returning to school, with the miniature royal having a very special connection to her teacher.

Over lockdown, Princess Charlotte's school teacher Lucy Lanigan-O’Keeffe has now essentially become her Godmother, marrying her Godfather Thomas van Straubenzee.

According to The Sunday Times, the couple were reportedly set to wed last April, with Princess Charlotte originally set to play bridesmaid, with her father Prince William asked to be an usher. Due to the coronavirus outbreak however, they instead chose to tie the knot in a small ceremony at the Chelsea Old Church in late July.

Well, this lovely.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.