LONDON: Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace shortly before they left for Thomas’s Battersea school for Princess Charlotte’s first day in school on Thursday. Four-year-old Charlotte, dressed in the school’s uniform of navy blue with red trim cardigan and blue skirt, held her mother’s hand as she arrived at the school, accompanied also by her father and her brother.
The great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, Charlotte is fourth-in-line to the British throne, after six-year-old George, her father William and her grandfather Prince Charles. Charlotte’s younger brother, Louis, who is fifth-in-line to the throne, celebrated his first birthday in April. The school teaches 560 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 13, with yearly fees for four year-olds of around 19,000 pounds. The charge for Charlotte, however, will be discounted because her brother is already a pupil. The term fee for a second child is 6,305 pounds against 6,429 pounds for the first, according to the school’s website.