Happy first day of school, dear Princess. It seems like yesterday that Kate Middleton walked out of the hospital carrying her newborn baby girl with Prince William by her side. Now the adorable princess is all set for school. The 2-year-old princess started nursery school on Monday, January 8, with smiles and giggles, carrying her own backpack, a cute, pink one, and wearing a $150 maroon woolen coat by Amaia. Prince George, her elder brother, started school in September 2017.
According to a statement released by Kensington Palace, Charlotte has joined the Willcocks Nursery School, just down the road from her home at Kensington Palace.
New photos released of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace just before leaving for her first day of nursery school. pic.twitter.com/QoQBTYo9xQ
— ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2018
The spokesperson said,
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.
Kate Middleton with newborn Princess Charlotte
Prince William and Kate were said to have chosen Willcocks for their daughter because they loved the teachers who worked there and thought it was a perfect first step for Charlotte’s education.
Willcocks Nursery School
The school, located in a church hall, looks amazing. But it does not come cheap. According to People magazine, the school charges around $12,000 for annual tuition, roughly $4,073 per term.
At school, the little princess will be working on different areas of education and development like personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, maths, literacy, physical development, and expressive arts and design.
According to the school’s website, Charlotte will enjoy "lots of free play where children embark on the first stages of learning to read, write and to understand simple numbers with the minimum of pressure." It also says that, like every other parent, Prince William and Princess Kate were invited to participate in a "stay and play."