With Prince William and Kate Middleton’s oldest son, Prince George, set to start school within the next few weeks, the world is wondering when Princess Charlotte’s first day of school will be, too. The now three-year-old preschooler started at Willcocks Nursery School last January, when she was 2. And now the royal watchers are waiting to see when the young princess will make this year’s grand nursery debut.

Last January, Kensington Palace shared a few adorable pics of Princess Charlotte, taken by her mother The Duchess, on the way to her first day of school. Even though Princess Charlotte officially started her educational career mid-year, it looks like her first day may fall…well, in the fall. Or at least near to it.

According to the Willcocks Nursery School’s website, the Autumn Term starts either Sep. 5 or 6 (depending on whether the student is going to the morning or afternoon session). That means Princess Charlotte will likely go back to school the same week as her older brother Prince George.

If you’re wondering why the Prince and Princess go to two separate schools, British children typically start “lower school” the year they turning 5. Prince George’s school, Thomas’s Battersea, includes a lower, middle and upper school for kids ages 4 through 13.

Princess Charlotte, who is only 3, is still too young to the lower school. So we’ll all just have to wait and see if her parents, the Duke and Duchess, send her to school with big bro George next year or not.

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Kensington Palace via Instagram 



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