Princess Charlotte will begin attending an exclusive London nursery from next month, her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed today.
William and Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, will send the two-year-old to Willcocks Nursery School, located close to their Kensington Palace home.
Charlotte will enjoy pottery and poetry classes at the sought-after nursery, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and located next to the Royal Albert Hall.
The princess will first be invited with her parents for a short ‘stay and play’. Kate and William will then be asked to leave to see if Charlotte is happy to be left alone.
The school recommends in its guidance to parents that pupils bring a toy or photo from home, and take a picture of their teacher back to their house.
It says: ‘As your child builds a rapport with the teachers, we will ask you to stay in the vicinity for the first few sessions so that you can return if needed.’
Fees are £9,150 a year for morning sessions and £5,400 for afternoons.
Palace sources said Charlotte would attend the school ‘full time’ but declined to elaborate on whether that was for either morning or afternoon sessions – or both.
A school spokesman said: ‘We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.’