It’s back to school time, even for the royals! For Prince William and Kate Middleton’s only daughter, Princess Charlotte, that also means a whole new school.
As the four-year-old princess moved from Willcocks Nursery School to big bro Prince George’s school, Thomas’s Battersea, there’s one thing on royal watchers’ minds. What will the young princess’s friends and teachers call her?
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
Reportedly, instead of using her formal royal title, Charlotte will simply go by her first name at school. When it comes to her last name, Charlotte (like her brother George) will use Cambridge.
During his own younger years, Prince William went by William Wales while in school. This followed his father’s, the Prince of Wales, title. When Prince William was given a title of his own, the Duke of Cambridge, this became the surname his children would use. That is, until they get their own titles someday.
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