It’s a fact of royal fandom that everything is newsworthy when a royal child does it. Princess Charlotte turned 4? Give the people a photoshoot. Prince George has a new nickname? I’m overwhelmed by the cuteness. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor goes outsidefor a photo with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Cancel all my plans so I can stare at the pictures.
Well, another tidbit of royal childhood news for Princess Charlotte has arrived straight from Kensington Palace—and it’s bound to usher in even more heart-warming moments to distract us all come fall 2019.
Kensington Palace announced Friday (May 24) that Princess Charlotte is headed for another royal childhood milestone. Starting this September, she’ll join older brother Prince George for school at St. Thomas’s Battersea in Wandsworth, south London. The 4-year-old is moving up from Willcocks Nursery School, which she has attended since January 2018.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to make a formal statement regarding Princess Charlotte’s enrollment, but it sounds like the school is excited to meet its next royal student. Its headmaster, Simon O’Malley, made a brief statement welcoming Princess Charlotte to the fold. “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,” he said. “We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”
What’s in store for Princess Charlotte when she starts school? There’s more to choose from than typical classroom studies: Prince George reportedly enjoys swimming and ballet lessons at school. It’s safe to say his sister will have a similar range of classes.
The news comes shortly after another sweet moment for the royal family. Last week, Prince William and Kate Middleton released a series of photos taken with their children at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Every glimpse we’ve seen of the royal family suggests that Charlotte and George are close as brother and sister can be; and the siblings that study together, stay together. I’m already anticipating all the photos of Prince William dropping the pair off at school in September—if it’s anything like Prince George’s reluctant first day, it’ll be adorable.