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5 September 2019, 12:43 | Updated: 5 September 2019, 17:17
Princess Charlotte was said to be “very excited” about starting school, the Duke of Cambridge said as he dropped her off for her first day.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both arrived at the school with Princess Charlotte and Prince George to meet the head of the lower school, Helen Haslem, at Thomas's Battersea.
Kensington Palace tweeted a video of the royal family arriving at the school, captioning the clip: “Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George.”
Walking across the playground with both parents and her brother, Princess Charlotte smiled as she tagged along behind her mother.
The four-year-old greeted Ms Haslem with a handshake and a smile.
She will join her brother Prince George at the private fee-paying South West London school. Prince George has attended the school since 2017 and will begin his first day of year two.
This will be his final year in the lower school before he moves to the middle school.
Prince William, who drove the family to the school, said: “First day - she's very excited.”
Thomas's Battersea has around 560 pupils between the ages of four and 13.
The school charges £6,429 per term for a family's eldest child and £6,305 for their second eldest child throughout reception, year one and year two, according the school’s website.