The photograph, shared via Kensington Palace’s official social media channels, was taken shortly before the brother and sister duo left with parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for Thomas’s Battersea school, this morning.
Princess Charlotte joined her brother George today at the private London school, where he has attended since 7 September 2017.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 5, 2019
The photo was taken shortly before Their Royal Highnesses left for Thomas's Battersea ✏️📚🏫 pic.twitter.com/oiMKArFQnd
In the photo, both children are wearing the school’s navy and red uniform.
Charlotte wears a white blouse and navy school pinafore with a button-down cardigan worn over the top. Mary Jane style shoes complete the outfit.
She has her hair tied back in a neat ponytail with a centre parting.
Prince George wears a V-neck navy jumper and a light blue shirt, with navy shorts and loafers.
Beautiful children. Thank you for sharing such a precious moment.— Shelley (@ShelleyIOWUK) September 5, 2019
Omg soooooo adorable!!!!! Just look at their smiles and hands behind each other's backs 😭😭😍😍😍😍😍😍— The Cambridges (@loveforcambridg) September 5, 2019
Royal fans on Twitter are calling the photo “adorable” and a “precious moment”.
Princess Charlotte’s education to date
Princess Charlotte previously attended Willcocks nursery, a £14,000-a-year Willcocks Nursery School in South Kensington.
Charlotte wasn’t required to wear a uniform to nursery school and likely spent her days getting involved in the activities on offer, which included pottery, singing, dancing and music.
However, she appeared relatively unfazed as she made the transition into primary school, according to body language expert Judi James.
Princess Charlotte’s ‘confident’ body language
Commenting on Princess Charlotte’s demeanour as she headed to school for her big day, James remarked on the young royal’s confidence and ease with the paparazzi, who were on hand for a photo call.
James told Yahoo UK: “All the previous signs have suggested that Charlotte is a confident and very sociable child who is always happy to wave to the cameras, so these signals of what could look like shyness on her first day at school do appear to be prompted by playfulness rather than real diffidence or first-day reluctance.
“Charlotte looked happy to keep her mum within touching distance and even to pull back behind her as they walked across the yard but once they got to the teacher she came round to the front promptly and keenly, flicking her ponytail and performing a cheerful part-wave as she did so.”