This autumn, Princess Charlotte will have her first day at a new school and Kate revealed how Charlotte feels about starting school. But there is no need to be nervous because her brother Prince George will be by her side.
And, on Tuesday, Kate and William visited Cumbria. Of course, they had their children close to mind during their day of royal duties.
During a walkabout in the Lake District, Kate told mum Helen Jones how her daughter Charlotte feels about starting school.
“She said Charlotte was looking forward to school,” says Helen Jones, 35, from Carlisle, who brought her 4-year-old daughter Eva along.
“She was very friendly,” she added.
Not long ago, Kensington Palace has announced that Charlotte will be joining her older brother George at Thomas’s Battersea school in September 2019.
Simon O’Malley, Headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, said: “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. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”
Charlotte is currently in her final year of Willcocks Nursery in Kensington, which is close to the family’s home in Kensington Palace.
Meanwhile, Kate and William travelled to Cumbria for a joint engagement today to celebrate the resilience and spirit of rural and farming communities in the region.
For the engagement, the Duchess opted for black skinny jeans, a slim khaki jacket, and chunky boots. Underneath the jacket, she wore a striking ruffled blouse and a green sweater.
William and Kate had a really busy day. They started it with a visit to the market town of Keswick where they met with local organisations and volunteers, community first responders, young people trained as mental health first aiders and other organisations that have benefited from grants from the Cumbria Community Foundation.
Later, they travelled to the traditional fell sheep farmDeepdale Hall Farm in Patterdale. There they met the Brown family who has been farming in the valley near Lake Ullswater since the 1950s.
William and Kate also tried their hands at sheep shearing.