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Royal schoolgirl! Princess Charlotte’s first day of school is here

Princess Charlotte is growing up way too fast, and has started her first day of “big kigs school”. 

The five-year-old will have her big brother to keep her company however, just like she did when she walked through the gates of St Thomas’ in Battersea in South London. 

The whole family, apart from baby Prince Louis, were all there for the little royal’s big day as she waved at cameras and shook the hand of her teacher. 

Kensington Palace Twitter account posted a gorgeous snap of Princess Char, 5, and Prince George, 6, to their Twitter account, stating “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The photo was taken shortly before Their Royal Highnesses left for Thomas’s Battersea.”

It is hard to believe, but just two years ago Prince George, the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, walked shyly through the school gate with his father. 

At the time, Duchess Kate had to miss the royal’s first day as she was experiencing severe morning sickness during her pregnancy with 16-month-old Prince Louis. 

Luckily for little Char, both parents were able to be apart of her first day - and clutched her mother’s hand tightly while fiddling with her ponytail. 

The Kensington Palace Instagram page also shared the sweet first moments of the 5-year-old meeting one of her school teachers. 

St Thomas’s in Battersea has 560 students aged from four to 13 and hold the ethos “be kind”.

Headmaster Simon O’Malley said the school the royals are attending, emphasised key values such as “kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers”.

“We hope that our pupils will leave this school with a strong sense of social responsibility, set on a path to become net contributors to society and to flourish as conscientious and caring citizens of the world,” he said.

Just as Prince George did, Princess Charlotte will adopt the same last name “Cambridge” upon entering the school system. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see royal’s first day at big kid school.