Royal family update: 4-year-old Princess Charlotte will attend brand new school in the fall

One little royal has a lot to look forward to this year!

Not only did Princess Charlotte get a new baby cousin in the past month, but she will also be attending a brand new school: she will become a student at Thomas’s Battersea, the same school as big brother Prince George!

“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,” the school’s headmaster said in a statement. “We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

It sure seems like the spunky little royal will take the school by storm.

“Charlotte has got a real character, she is very excited about starting school,” a source told Vanity Fair.

Until now, Princess Charlotte has attended Willcocks Nursery School in London.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”

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So what’s in store for her? Thomas’s Battersea offers a wide variety of classes meant to form well-rounded students. Charlotte will have the option of learning about art, ballet, drama, French, and music. There are even after-school activities like fencing, pottery, and community gardening. Princess Charlotte reportedly already loves the dance—perhaps she will pick up a new hobby!

She will also likely go by the name Charlotte Cambridge while at Thomas’s Battersea. And just like Prince George, her arrival at school on her first day will be a very public affair. We can’t wait to see her all decked out!

Princess Charlotte is growing up so quickly! It seems like only yesterday that she was in diapers. Please share to wish her luck on her new schooling adventures!