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Thursday 19 September 2019

'Very excited': Princess brings unicorn on first day at school

Proud day: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day at school with her mother and father, Prince William and Kate, and brother Prince George. Photo: PA
Proud day: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day at school with her mother and father, Prince William and Kate, and brother Prince George. Photo: PA

Princess Charlotte, daughter of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, started school yesterday, joining her elder brother Prince George at Thomas's Battersea in London.

Charlotte (4), dressed in the uniform of navy blue with red trim cardigan and blue skirt, held her mother's hand as she arrived at the school.

Prince William walked beside them, holding Prince George's hand.

The £19,000-a-year (€21,000) school is strict about children's appearance and hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back. Charlotte had her hair swept back in a ponytail and wore a backpack with a sequinned unicorn keychain.

Head teacher Helen Haslem greeted Charlotte with a handshake as the princess balanced on tip-toe to introduce herself.

William beamed and said: "First day - she's very excited."

The great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne.

Irish Independent

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