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    Princess Charlotte On Her First Day Of School Is The Cutest Thing You Need To See Today

    The princess arrived for her first day of reception flanked by her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    So summer is officially over, and the end of the season marks the return to school for British children. For one little royal, it also means the start of something new.

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    Yes, Britain’s Princess Charlotte made her debut this morning for her first day of school, as the the 4-year-old joined her big brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea in South London.

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    Princess Charlotte, who was previously a pupil at Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington, joins one of three reception classes at the £18,915-a-year Thomas’s, a coeducational school for pupils ages four to 13, located on Battersea High Street.

    The school is a 15-minute drive from Kensington Palace and describes itself as a Christian school that is open to children of all faiths, with an emphasis on being kind. The young royal will begin her time at Thomas’s by doing half-days.

    The princess arrived for her first day of reception flanked by her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who escorted their two children to class.

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    Luckily, the princess will know at least one other person in the school, as she joins her 6-year-old big brother, and she gets a sweet little sibling discount of £124 on her fees.

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    Yes, fun fact time, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s fees for George are currently £6,429 a term as he is going into year two, but they will £6,305 a term for Charlotte, and if their youngest, Prince Louis, also enrolls, he would only pay £5,790 — this what they call a bargain in wealthy terms.

    Dressed in her navy blue uniform with red accents and the school’s crest — a red unicorn reading a book — she looked absolutely adorable.

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    The usually scene-stealing royal initially appeared shy on entrance, but she seemed much more comfortable as the royal family were met by Helen Haslem, head of the lower school, who greeted Princess Charlotte with a handshake.

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    Dad Prince William revealed that Charlotte was “very excited”.

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    The milestone moment was marked with a tweet from the Kensington Palace account, which captured the moment they walked in.

    Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George. ✏️📚🏫

    It feels like just the other day we were “awwing” at her baby pictures, and now she’s off into the big world.

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    Ade Onibada is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ade Onibada at ade.onibada@buzzfeed.com.

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