Published on January 4th, 2018 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Princess Charlotte Starts Nursery
Today is a big day for two-year old Princess Charlotte as she starts nursery. She will be attending Willcocks Nursery School, a short 11-minute walk away from her home at Kensington Palace.
Her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be taking the young princess to school and will stay for a short “stay and play” session to help the young princess settle into her new surroundings. She will also take a toy or photograph from home as she begins what has been described by her parents as a “kind and gentle” school.
It is only a few months since Prince George arrived for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea having previously attended the Westacre Montessori nursery in Norfolk as a three-year-old.
A Royal Education
Princess Charlotte is following in the footsteps of her father by being educated outside the realms of the palace. This is in stark contrast to the education of Her Majesty the Queen. She was home schooled at Buckingham Palace with her sister Princess Margaret. Overseen by their governess Marion Crawford, a series of private tutors taught the future Monarch.
Whilst Prince Charles began his schooling with private tuition at the Buckingham Palace nursery he went on to attend a mixed gender school, Hill House in London. He then attended Cheam School in Hampshire when he was eight.
Prince William was the first future monarch to attend a public nursery, Mrs Myner’s at the age of three and then Wetherby School from the ages of four to eight. He became the first royal to attend Eton before joining St Andrew’s University in Fife. It was here of course where Prince William met his future wife, Kate Middleton.
Princess Charlotte Collectibles
2018 is set to be a very exciting time for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are expecting their third child in April. Then, just a few weeks later they will be celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May.
For fans of Royal memorabilia, this Princess Charlotte Gold Plated Commemorative Medal produced to mark her birth on 2nd May 2015. It is also a wonderful way to remember the date the princess started school. Even better, this medal is on special offer with 40% off at only £17.99 including VAT.
It is part of a wonderful range of Royalty collectibles including Special Stamps and Coins to mark various milestones and anniversaries for the House of Windsor.
Did You Know?
Because the Queen was home schooled she did not have the opportunity to mix with girls of her own age. Therefore, to compensate, a Girl Guide company, the 1st Buckingham Palace Company was formed.