Princess Charlotte is all grown up and off to school! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s two-year-old daughter attended her first day of nursery school on Monday, January 8. To mark the occasion, Kate Middleton snapped photos of her little girl on the steps of Kensington Palace before heading to Willcocks Nursery School.
In the photos shared by Kensington Palace, Charlotte adorably posed for her mom sitting on a set of steps in one picture and standing in another showing off her first day of school attire. Prince George’s sister was dressed to impress wearing a cranberry-colored Amaia kids coat, which she paired with matching Mary Janes and a hair bow. Charlotte completed her look with pink accessories including a Marie-Chantal cashmere cable knit scarf and backpack.
VIEW GALLERY Princess Charlotte attended her first day of nursery school on January 8 Photo: The Duchess of Cambridge
Along with the photos, a statement read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.”
It was announced in December that the royal tot would be attending the nursery school, which is just a stone's throw away from her home in Kensington Palace. A spokeswoman for Kensington Palace opened up about Prince William and Kate’s choice, saying: "They felt it was ideal as a first step for Princess Charlotte's early education and they were impressed by the team that work there."
VIEW GALLERY Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter looked adorable for her first day at Willcocks Nursery School Photo: The Duchess of Cambridge
In a statement, the school said, "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."
The nursery was founded in 1964 by Diana Willcocks and is owned and run by headmistress Lavinia Taylor and her fellow teachers. The nursery school strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners. In 2015, Tatler described the nursery as a "hidden gem" in Kensington, attended by children of "old English families and chic foreigners.” The magazine added: "Kindness is evident everywhere, plus the nursery is a cooperative, so you know staff are in it for the long haul."