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Kensington Palace today shared two photographs of Princess Charlotte on her first day of preschool.

Kensington Palace announced that Charlotte would be attending the nursery in late 2017 with the tweet: 'Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018'. Per reports, Charlotte's first day of school outfit included an Amaia Kids red coat, a pink scarf, and a Cath Kidston pony backpack.

She had a little backpack on her back, and was beaming with excitement, showing none of the nerves that her older brother, Princes George, 4, displayed when he arrived for his first day of primary school previous year.

Princess Charlotte is officially off to school.

The £14,500-a-year school is owned and run by headmistress Lavinia Taylor.

The nursery, which she will be attending full-time, uses lots of play to help children learn. The magazine added: "Kindness is evident everywhere, plus the nursery is a cooperative, so you know staff are in it for the long haul".

On its website the school, rated as "outstanding" by government inspectors, describes itself as traditional, saying it "strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners".

Willcocks Nursery School is a sought-after pre-school for London's elite, with a lengthy waiting list. Children actively participate in activities that relate to all areas of learning. "As a result, no time is wasted and children enjoy a productive learning experience".

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