There the Princess will meet new friends and people, but the question is: what will they call her?
Princess Charlotte’s nursery days are over, and now the Princess is preparing for the next big step-starting school. The royal will be joining her brother and cousin at Thomas’s Battersea, a school located in south-west London, on Thursday. She will be joining the Reception class, while her brother Prince George will be starting his Year 2 class.
The Cambridges will now have two kids enrolled in the private school, which costs around £19,287-a-year, which is nothing for the royal couple.
She will be joined by her father Prince William and her mother Kate when they drop her off at the school gates for her first day, along with the other children with their moms and dads. It is most likely that we will get a photo of the little Princess in her new school uniform, just like they did for Prince George.
One question that fans have been asking is when she sits down at her new desk and listens to the register for the first time-what will she actually be called?
Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, while her official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. And neither of them sound appealing as they both seem like a mouthful. Imagine her causing trouble and the teachers yelling at her with “Your Highness Don’t”.
The answer is quite simple, she will follow in her brother’s footsteps, as well as other members of the Royal family and only use her surname-Cambridge.
Her school mates and peers will most likely know her as Charlotte Cambridge, as kids don’t really care for royalty. It is also believed that her older brother is also known as George Cambridge by his friends. But some reports say that his closest friends have made up a nickname for him-PG.
Her father, William, and her uncle Prince Harry also did the same when they went to school, using their father’s title Wales as a surname. The surname stuck throughout their school days as well as their military careers.
The school, Thomas’s Battersea offers a variety of classes in its curriculum, such as computing, ballet, dance and art. It seems that Prince George is doing very well at school, so we will have to wait and see how Princess Charlotte adapts and thrives in this new environment.
A source told Vanity Fair: “He’s very popular and has lots of friends, and there’s very little fuss made about who he is.
“Either William or Kate do drop off, and they are always very friendly.
“William particularly loves to have a chat with some of the other parents and he works out with some of the mums at the Harbour Club after drop off. He’s very chatty and amiable.”