What an exciting milestone! Kate Middleton and Prince William's daughter, Princess Charlotte, stepped out for her very first day of nursery school on Monday, January 8, and the royal couple shared the sweetest new photos of Charlotte on her way to class! "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The images were taken by the Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School," the two snapshots were captioned.
Royal fans couldn't contain their excitement over the new Instagram pics. "Awww! She’s so cute and big!" one person commented with another writing, "The cutest little princess there ever was!" Kate and William, both 35, announced on Monday, December 18 — along with their 2017 Christmas card! — that their little girl would be attending London's Willcocks Nursery School starting in January.
"Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: 'We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January,'" the couple said in a statement posted to Instagram. The school is conveniently located close to the family's Kensington Palace home, next to London’s Royal Albert Hall. According to In Touch, Charlotte's tuition is $12,00 per year. "Kate and William will be by her side during the first few days to help her adjust," a source told the news outlet. “With her outgoing personality, it probably won’t take long!”
The choice of Charlotte's school is another surprise from William and Kate, as many fans assumed the couple would send Charlotte to Thomas’s Battersea, the same school as her older brother, Prince George. George, 4, began attending London's Thomas’s Battersea in September 2017. He previously started nursery school at age 2 and a half, (the same age Charlotte is now) at Westacre Montessori School, which was located near William and Kate's Amner Hall country home. Unlike George, however, Charlotte will go to preschool full-time.
"Charlotte really misses George when he’s at school and gets bored without him around. She’s always asking when he’ll be home," a source told In Touch. That said, Kate and William think it will be good for their toddler to mix with other children her age at nursery school. How cute!
Earlier this year, William — who is expecting baby No. 3 with Kate next spring! — adorably revealed his son is already sick of going to school full-time. "I just dropped George off and he didn’t want to go," the duke told royal fans at an event back in September. Then in December, William sweetly confessed George recently played a sheep in his school's nativity play! "I went to my boy’s Nativity play. It was funny," the royal said. "He was a sheep." We would have loved to see photos of that!