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Princess Charlotte looks sweet in red on her first day of nursery school

Princess Charlotte started school today and William and Kate shared two adorable new photos of their little girl—she's gotten so big!

Princess Charlotte smiling on the steps of Kensington Palace

Photo: The Duchess of Cambridge courtesy of Kensington Palace

Happy Monday! My day always gets better when we get royal news—and today’s is extra cute because we get two new photos of Princess Charlotte. Today, January 8, Charlotte started nursery school at Willcocks Nursery School and before she headed out for her big day, Kate snapped these two cute pics.

Princess Charlotte sitting on steps of Kensington Palace

Photo: The Duchess of Cambridge courtesy of Kensington Palace

How adorable does Charlotte, 2, look in her little pea coat and scarf. And look how long her hair has gotten—she’s now wearing it in a half-up, half-down look. Her backpack is of course pink, which is her favourite colour, and has polka dots and horses on it (Charlotte loves horses). The photos were taken at Kensington Palace, where the Cambridge family lives.

William and Kate announced last month that Charlotte would start nursery school in January at Willcocks, which is just a 10-minute drive from their London home and costs $4,073 a term. Her school actually started last week, but it’s believed the family was still on Christmas holiday so Charlotte started a week after all her classmates.

Unlike her big brother George, Charlotte will be attending school on a full-time basis, which makes sense because she is quite social and William has joked that she rules the roost at home. She certainly looks quite confident in these pictures!

Just for fun, here’s a flashback to Prince George’s first day of nursery school—Kate also took this picture.

Prince George smiling while wearing a blue backpack

Photo: Duchess of Cambridge via Kensington Palace

He’s grown so much and is now in kindergarten! Time flies. And soon we will have a new royal baby to get excited about.

We hope Charlotte has a great first day of school.

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