Princess Charlotte is starting her first day of school on Thursday (5 September) at Thomas’s Battersea, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
The young royal will be accompanied by her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as her older brother Prince George.
Charlotte has been attending Willcocks Nursery in Kensington since January last year, but now she’ll begin her first term in reception. Her brother George will be going back to school in Year Two.
Charlotte’s first day will be a particularly exciting milestone for Kate, as she missed out on Prince George’s first day back in 2017. The duchess was pregnant with Prince Louis at the time and was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, also known as acute morning sickness.
In Charlotte’s reception year, she will learn French, Computing, Art, Music, Drama and Ballet.
“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,” Simon O’Malley, headteacher at the school, said in a statement. “We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”
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The duchess has previously touched on how much Charlotte is looking forward to starting school.
During a joint royal engagement in Cumbria’s Lake District this week, Kate told fellow mother Helen Jones about Charlotte’s upcoming milestone.
“She said Charlotte was looking forward to school. She was very friendly,” Helen said, according to Hello!.
Charlotte will also be at the same school as her cousin Maud – the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman – who is in the same year as George.
Royal fans are hoping that Kate and William will share an official photograph of Charlotte on her first day at school, as they did with Prince George.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.