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Princess Charlotte looked adorable in her brand new uniform as she arrived for her first day at school with her proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The little royal was dressed in Thomas’s Battersea’s navy and red uniform as she walked through the gates this morning holding her mum’s hand.

She arrived with mum, dad and big brother Prince George, who is already a student at the £6,305-a-term private school in London.

The Cambridge family were greeted by Helen Haslem, head of the lower school, and William told her his daughter was “very excited”.

Glamorous Kate looked thrilled to be accompanying her little girl on the first drop off.

Charlotte played with her ponytail as her parents shook hands with Ms Haslem.

As they walked William told Ms Haslem: “First day – very excited.”

Kate said: “How are you? Did you have a nice summer?”

The four-year-old has been attending Willcocks Nursery in Kensington since last January but she’s now making the exciting jump to big school with her brother.

Sources told the Daily Mail that George is “excited and proud” to be showing her around.

His sister will be known to staff and schoolmates as Charlotte Cambridge.

The Cambridges will be entitled to a discount for having a second sibling at the school, with annual fees reduced from £19,287 to £18,915.


A small group of the media were invited to take photos of the special moment this morning.

Charlotte was driven to school in south London by her father in the family’s Land Rover Discovery, arriving just after 8.15.

She was driven up to a side entrance while other children accompanied by their parents went in through the front.

Charlotte arrived wearing what the school calls the transitional uniform of a blue pinafore with a white summer blouse, black shoes and white socks.

Her arrival was a low-key event, recorded by a small group of journalists, in contrast to the crowds of photographers who turned out for Prince William’s first day at school when he was dropped off by Diana, Princess of Wales.

William and Kate took Charlotte to her classroom to meet her teacher and settle her in.

She is in a class of 21, one of three reception classes in her year, and will start by doing half days…Continue Reading

By Ian Dei

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