This week, a whole lot of kids had to go back to school, and that included Prince George, who probably couldn’t help but wonder if a sweetly-worded letter to Great-Granny might get him an extra month of summer vacation. Sadly, Great-Granny is busy with more pressing matters, so it’s back to school for him! And this time joining Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea for the first time is his little sister Princess Charlotte. Somewhere in the Good Morning America studio, a producer just stared daggers at Lara Spencer and mouthed the words, “Don’t you dare ask where their tutus are.”
This will be Prince George’s third year at Thomas’s Battersea, a private school that will always sound like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse opened a fish and chip shop. Prince George’s little sister Princess Charlotte is four years old now, which means it’s time to do the whole school thing. This means George is no longer the only little royal on the playground. So take note, other kids. The next time George tries to pull rank and demand a specific ball or an extra turn on the slide, just look at Charlotte, and I’m sure she’ll march over and brattily remind him that he’s only THIRD in line.
But today it’s all about book learning in a boring little uniform. Speaking of, if I were Charlotte, I’d be cursing Duchess Kate out for showing up for my first day of school in such a kicky print. If I’ve got to wear itchy, drab navy polyester, she should suffer too. And she looks pretty comfortable in a dress recycled from Uncle and Auntie’s wedding rehearsal. Although to be fair, pinching pennies is kind of their brand these days. Here’s a little video of Duchess Kate and Prince William bringing the kids to school earlier today.
Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George. ✏️📚🏫 pic.twitter.com/8l63WEjzcw
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 5, 2019
This is Kate’s first first-day drop-off. She missed George’s back in 2017 because she was pregnant. The kids were met at the front door by the head of lower school, Helen Haslem. Did they call each other the night before and coordinate or something?
I’m sure the PR firm hired by said certain royals are saving this video as research for what not to do when it comes time for their first day of school photo op. Goodbye color-coordinated outfits and perfect hair, hello Prince Harry rolling up in dirty sweatpants and shower shoes, followed by Duchess Meghan in a laundry day bun, clutching an XL latte from Costa.
Pic: Kensington Palace