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Princess Charlotte Poses for a ‘Mumsie’ Before Nursery School

Nursery rhymes: Princess Charlotte stands on the steps at Kensington Palace shortly before she left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School in a photograph taken by her mother in London, January 8, 2018 | DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

Princess Charlotte has celebrated a significant milestone by posing for two portrait images shot by her budding photographer mother, the Duchess of Cambridge who turns 36 tomorrow.

Pictures taken by the pregnant duchess on Monday (8 January) showed the smiling and composed two-year-old perched and standing on the steps of the family home in Kensington Palace before setting off for her first day at the private Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington.

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”. Fees are £3,050 per term for mornings and £1,800 for afternoons.

Sitting pretty: Princess Charlotte sits on the steps at Kensington Palace shortly before she left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School in a photograph taken by her mother in London, January 8, 2018 | DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

Charlotte is fourth-in-line to the British throne behind her father Prince William, her elder brother George and grandfather Prince Charles and her parents are expecting a third baby in April.

Unlike previous senior royals, she follows in the footsteps of her father who attended nursery school as a child and sibling George who progressed from nursery to primary school in September when he enrolled at Thomas’s Battersea, a private school in southwest London.

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