Princess Charlotte cowers behind mum Kate Middleton in cute clip on first day of school

Princess Charlotte , four, is starting her first day of school today .

She is attending St Thomas' in Battersea, South London, which is the same school her bother, six year old Prince George goes to, and in a sweet video clip shared on her first day, the Princess is seen arriving at the school with mum Kate Middleton, father Princess William and older brother Prince George.

The Princess looks nervous, holding hands with mum Kate and cowering behind her before meeting the headteacher, Helen Haslem.

Prince George who is holding hands with dad William looks unphased returning to school for his third term, smiling for the camera ready to support his baby sister.

Prince William revealed that Charlotte was “very excited” for her first day of school, despite her tense disposition. Both parents carried the backpacks for their children as they entered the premises.

A palace spokesperson confirmed Charlotte’s first day at school, saying: "Princess Charlotte, accompanied by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George, will attend her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea on Thursday 5th September."

Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore matching navy uniforms with red detailing, white shirts, white socks and black shoes and she wore her hair in a ponytail. The uniforms are setting back Kate and Will over £800 , with the school expecting each student to have a winter and summer uniform, as well as a sports kit and art smock.

Kate looked stunning in a glamorous floral midi Michael Kors dress which was cinched at the waist with a black belt, while William looked effortlessly smart in a light-blue shirt and jacket with some chinos and desert boots.

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St Thomas' in Battersea is an elite prep school located in South London which costs £19,000-a-year. It reportedly costs £6,429 a term for Prince George – £19,287 a year – to attend the school, while for Charlotte they will be £6,305 a term, a total of £18,915 a year.

It was established by David and Joanna Thomas 40 years ago and the establishment prides itself on “excellent academic results” and being "happy, dynamic and vibrant.”

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