'Fun and energetic' Princess Charlotte is already speaking Spanish

By Ainhoa Barcelona

Princess Charlotte may be just two years old, but she's already showing signs of having all the qualities one looks for in a royal. Thanks to her Palencia-born nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, the talented toddler already knows some words in Spanish. A source told People that Prince William and Kate's daughter, who started nursery this week, can speak a bit of the foreign language, and is "very sweet and very confident – she's always chatting away". The insider added that Charlotte is "so polite, but also fun and energetic" and has "beautiful manners".

George can count up to ten in Spanish

Despite her young age, the Princess is already well-versed in royal protocol. She showed impeccable manners while departing Poland with her family last summer, curtsying to diplomats who had gathered to bid them farewell. She also showed a striking level of confidence in her nursery portraits that were released this week.


princess charlotte first day of nursery
Princess Charlotte is "so polite, but also fun and energetic"

The photos show Charlotte starting her first day at Willcocks Nursery School. Kate took the beautiful portraits of her little girl sitting and standing on the steps of Kensington Palace, ready to mark her latest milestone. Charlotte was simply adorable wrapped up in a red coat and pink scarf, carrying her pink pony-patterned backpack.

How Princess Charlotte is becoming more like the Queen

Fans were quick to comment on how the Princess is already showing an uncanny resemblance to her great-grandmother, the Queen. She shares similar facial features to that of the monarch, from the shape of her chin and mouth to the eyes and hair. Charlotte also displays incredible poise and confidence – a trait shown by the Queen in some of her early childhood photos.

a happy Prince George up against a windowcil as his nanny holds him to view outside
Prince George with his nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo

All the ways Princess Charlotte is taking after the Queen

Charlotte, who turns three in May, is a full-time pupil at Willcocks Nursery School. Last month, the palace revealed that she would start nursery in January. A statement explained that Prince William and Kate had chosen the school because "they felt it was ideal as a first step for Princess Charlotte's early education and they were impressed by the team that work there".

Don't miss a beat with HELLO! Canada's Daily Hits newsletter, your daily dose of royal and celebrity news, fashion, weddings and more. CLICK HERE to sign up for free!