Britain’s Princess Charlotte, arrived for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London this morning with her mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, her father Prince William and her brother Prince George
Wow – it’s time for big school for Princess Charlotte. Luckily she has a big brother to watch out for her and to show her the ropes!
Charlotte was said to be “very excited” about starting school but appeared shy as she briefly hid behind her mother before shaking hands with Helen Haslem, the head of lower school.
The young princess wore her new uniform, a navy blue dress and cardigan with red piping and had her hair tied back in a ponytail as she walked through the playground with her family, who were not joined by youngest child Prince Louis, 16 months.
The princess will be known as school as Charlotte Cambridge.
Earlier this week, it was predicted “protective” George – will help his younger sister settle into her new school
Royal biographer Penny Junor said: “Prince George is a very protective and lovely older brother. I’m sure he’ll look after his little sister and take great pride in showing her the ropes.”
The four-year-old follows in the footsteps of big brother Prince George, who has been attending Thomas’s Battersea for the past two years.
Simon O’Malley, headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, previously confirmed Princess Charlotte’s future attendance at the school.
He said at the time: “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.”
Helen Haslem, right, head of the lower school greets Britain’s Princess Charlotte, second left, for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London, with her brother Prince George and their parents Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Thursday Sept. 5, 2019. (Aaron Chown/Pool via AP)