This is the school Princess Charlotte will attend in September

By Zach Harper

Princess Charlotte will join big brother Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea when she starts school this September.

Kensington Palace announced the four-year-old will start attending the private school this fall. George has been there since 2017, and is also in the same year as his cousin Maud Windsor, the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman.

“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,” said Simon O’Malley, the school’s headmaster. “We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

Charlotte started nursery school at Willcocks Nursery School in January 2018. At the time, a statement explained 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.”

George looked a bit shy on his first day of school in 2017! Photo: © Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

On George’s first day at Thomas’s Battersea nearly two years ago, royal watchers were thrilled to see him arrive at the school in his uniform, holding dad Prince William’s hand. The palace also released official portraits of George on his big day, as the family did when Charlotte started nursery school, so we’ll also likely have that to look forward to when Charlotte starts her academic life!

PHOTOS: Royals on their first days of school

Duchess Kate may also be there for Charlotte’s first day, since in 2017 she was sick with hyperemesis gravidarum, a form of severe morning sickness, while pregnant with Prince Louis.

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