Princess Charlotte is only two years old, but the life of a royal toddler moves fast. Beginning in the new year, Charlotte will start attending school in London. She won’t be far from home at the nearby Willcocks Nursery School, which is based in a hall at Royal Trinity Church in Kensington.
“They chose that nursery because they thought it would be an ideal first step for Charlotte’s education and they were impressed by the team who work there,” a royal source told People. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the happy news yesterday.
Of course, the school is delighted that they will have such a distinguished pupil in their classrooms. “We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte,” the school said in a statement released by the couple’s office. “We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.”
Attending Willcocks Nursery School does not come cheap, as annual tuition is about £9,150, or around $12,000, for morning classes and £14,550, or around $19,500 for morning and afternoon classes. According to People.com, the little princess will be attending classes full-time. Class size is small, as the school accommodates just 32 children, ages two to five.
“It is a fun and structured morning with lots of free play where children embark on the first stages of learning to read, write and to understand simple numbers with the minimum of pressure,” the school’s website states.
The announcement of the beginning of Charlotte’s formal education comes on the heels of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sharing the image on their family’s Christmas card this year:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph was taken earlier this year by @ChrisJack_Getty at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/p8jm6zDfl0
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) December 18, 2017
It’s bound to be a busy year for the youngest royal, as she’s set to become a big sister when her parents welcome their third child, due this spring. And then on May 19, her uncle Prince Harry is set to marry actress Meghan Markle. We wish Princess Charlotte all the best for her exciting 2018 ahead!