Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Princess Charlotte to her first Day of School

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Princess Charlotte to her first day of school
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Princess Charlotte to her first day of school
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Today was the big day for our little Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Charlotte started her formal education at Thomas’s Battersea, where Prince George is already a student since September 2017. The school is located just a few miles away from the family’s official residence in London Kensington Palace.

 

Both Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Princess Charlotte to her first day of the school. William was holding George’s hand and his school bag while Charlotte was on her Mother’s side looking anxious but excited. On last Thursday, Kensington Palace announced that

“Princess Charlotte, accompanied by the Duke and Duchss of Cambridge and Prince George, will attend her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea on Thursday 5th September”.

Simon O’Malley, headteacher of the school remarked, “We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

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Express reported that Charlotte will start learning French, computing, art, music, drama and ballet at the school where George is already a student of Grade 2 and ready to learn literacy, numeracy, science, swimming and music.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Princess Charlotte to her first day of school
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The choice of kids’ school was not unexpected but a bit far away from the school royal kids have attended in the past. William and Catherine, who are determined to give their children a normal life during the early years of their lives, said in March 2017 via Palace,

“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education”.

The school’s website describes itself as, “Thomas’s Battersea is a busy, thriving, purposeful school, educating 560 boys and girls between the ages of four and 13. As you would expect of any Thomas’s school, the most important school rule is to ‘Be Kind’. We offer a rich and broad curriculum, with Art, Ballet, Drama, ICT, French, Music and PE all taught by specialist teachers from a child’s first day in school”.

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“The school is structured in three, three-year stages (the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools) within a framework of ‘Enjoyment, Learning and Achievement’, which informs a child’s journey through the school. Children join at the age of four and leave at 11 or 13”.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Princess Charlotte to her first Day of School
Thomas’s Battersea

“Whilst we are proud of our record of the senior school entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater emphasis on a set of core values, which include 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. In a rich language environment children are encouraged to speak and listen in a range of situations; they communicate as they investigate and problem solve; they develop confidence and skills in expressing themselves and extend their social skills. Teachers model rich language and encourage children to express their thoughts and ideas through conversation”.

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Charlotte is starting her reception year at the school. Both George and Charlotte are known as Cambridges with full name Geroge Cambridge and Charlotte Cambridge at school.

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We can see a sparkly £3 unicorn key ring hanging from Charlotte’s bag. Duchess told Head of the lower school, Helen Haslem, ” She (Charlotte) is very excited”. Charlotte was seen playing with her pony through the time in front of cameras. I guess that was her way of handling the pressure of the first day that was a very much public event.

Prince George Started School
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Catherine missed Prince George’s first day of school, as she was expecting her third child Prince Louis in September 2017 and was suffering from acute morning sickness. But Palace released this beautiful official portrait marking George’s first day. We can expect a similar picture today also.

Prince George Started School
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Catherine has been spotted many times on school run. She drops and picks George from school regularly. The close bond of family is shown when Carole Middleton was also spotted picking her eldest grandchild from school a few times.

Prince George with Princess Charlotte on charlotte's first day of school official portrait
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Updated: As expected Palace shared the cute picture marking Princess Charlotte’s first day of school.

 

The picture was taken at the steps of Kensington Palace before George and Charlotte left for school. Both siblings have protected and loving arms around each other. So far we do not know who took the picture.

 

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For her daughter’s big day, Duchess bring back a stunning look.

Michael Michael Kors floral-print belted midi shirt dress
Michael Kors floral-print belted midi shirt dress

She was wearing Michael Kors Floral-print Dress that she first wore in May 2018 at the royal wedding rehearsal in Windsor.

Prada Suede Pointy-toe Pumps
Prada Suede Pointy-toe Pumps

Catherine paired the dress with Prada Suede Pointy-toe Pumps debuted in March 2016 when she visited EACH Hospice.

Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings
Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings

Duchess finished her look with Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings debuted in July 2018 at Wimbledon Men’s Finale in July 2018.

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The highlight of Duchess’ look was her beautiful hair. The normally brunette locks were a shade or two lighter today with honey-toned highlights giving Duchess a stunning autumn look.

On Saturday evening, the Daily Mirror reported that William and Catherine took their kids to enjoy a peaceful outing before they start school.

 

 

 

 

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The Cuteness of Cambridge Kids at Mummy’s Back to Nature Garden

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
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Kensington Palace is surprising the royal fans with treats after treats. After friday’sbehind the scene picture of Duchess visiting her ‘Back to Nature’ garden that will be unveiled on Monday, Palace released few pictures and a video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis having fun at Mummy’s garden.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
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William and Catherine took their kids to the ‘Back to Nature’ garden, that Duchess has co-design with award-winning Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, of Davies White Landscape Architects. The Garden is a woodland setting for families and communities and is inspired from Catherine’s her childhood and her kids time outdoor at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and Kensington Palace.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
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The photographs were taken by Matt Porteous who also took Prince Louis’ christening pictures, Cambridge family’s christmas picture last year. It was lovely to see the kids enjoyijng their time regardless of cameras on them.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
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Louis the only one year toddler is already up and about, running and keeping his parents on toe.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
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Palace told that over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. In one picture, following her mother, Princess Charlotte enjoyed a round on swing. It is been said that there is one element inspired from Her Majesty in the garden.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
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Then Papa William took little Louis for a swing round who looks little less than impressed.

Duchess of Cambridge Gave Final Touches to Her Back to Nature Garden
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A video of the visit was shared by the palace. In this video at one moment, Williama asked Charlotte to help George to which she refused saying ‘no’ and keep on having her share of fun while saying ‘Ooh la la’!! Little Louis made beeline for the camera while having a gorgeous grin on his cubby face.

The Duchess of Cambridge is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular.  She recently said,

I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.

&Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress
&Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress

In the pictures, Duchess looks like wearing &Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress. Thanks to Lauraon twitter for the id.

&Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress
&Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress

The $119 long sleeve button up maxi dress in an allover floral print with a waist tie, puff shoulder and ruffled hem. It features Mandarin collar and three button cuff. Dress is still available online.

Accessorize Polly Petal Drop Earrings
Accessorize Polly Petal Drop Earrings

Catherine paired the outfit with £8 Accessorize Polly Petal Drop Earrings that are still available on Next.

Castaner Carina Wedges
Castaner Carina Wedges

Duchess teamed up the look with Castaner Carina Wedges. The wedges were described as, “Tostado beige suede Carina wedge espadrilles from Castañer featuring a round toe, a branded insole, an ankle strap and a high wedge heel.”

 

 

 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and Royal Family for Christmas Service

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, joined Her Majesty and members of British Royal Family for Christmas Church Service at the church of  St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

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The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attended the morning service on Christmas Day at the country church visited by The Queen’s Great-Great-Grandmother Queen Victoria, which dates back to the 16th century.

St Mary Magdalene church
Sandringham Estate

The biggest missing part of today’s church service was Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Palace announced earlier that Duke will not attend the Christmas Service at Church however there is no cause for concern.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Queen arrived at the Church with Prince Andrew.

Sandringham Estate
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Since 1988, The Queen and her immediate family spend the Christmas period at Sandringham House on the Sandringham Estate. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received their country residence Anmer Hall at Sandringham Estate after their wedding from Queen Elizabeth II, so the couple stays at Anmer Hall with their three kids during the Christmas week.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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On Christmas Eve, a formal dinner is hosted by Queen. As the event is formal, Ladies wear floor-length gowns and gentlemen attends dinner in black-tie.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
The Royal Family

On Christmas day, after an English breakfast, the family attends the Church Service that is followed by a traditional Christmas dinner with roasted turkey.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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It was a beautiful day, members of the Royal Family coming out of Church after service.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
Gemma Wombwell on Twitter

After the church service, the royal family was greeted by the members of the public waiting to see them outside the church.

A video from the day by The Royal Family channel.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
Gemma Wombwell on Twitter

For the festive day, Duchess of Cambridge chose a very festive look. She wore a burgundy wool long coat that I believe is from Catherine Walker.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
The Royal Family

The silhouette of the coat was similar to her green Catherine Walker Coat that she wore at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2017 with Button Detailing at the front and Velvet collars, cuffs and pocket lapels.

Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of Armistice Day
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She also wore this green coat at Special Armistice Service in November this year.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Underneath the coat, Duchess was wearing a matching burgundy dress underneath the coat.

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She was wearing a matching Burgundy and Black Halo Band from Jane Taylor.

Jane Taylor AW 1804- Halo Band
Jane Taylor AW 1804- Halo Band

Thanks to innominate and Rebeca Pekka on Twitter for id. Coming from label’s 2018 Autumn-Winter Collection, this wide band shape is synonymous with the 11930s The £830 band is available in multiple colours with personalisation.

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch
Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

She is carrying burgundy Mulberry Bayswater Suede Clutch and wore matching burgundy Gianvito Rossi Pumps.

Duchesss of Cambridge Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Royale Burgundy Suede Pumps
Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ Royale Burgundy Suede Pumps

She complemented her look with Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings.

Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings
Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings

and a diamond Oak leaf brooch.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
Gemma Wombwell on Twitter

Duchess kept the cold weather away with burgundy gloves.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
Gemma Wombwell on Twitter

Earlier this week, Duchess was seen doing some last  minute shopping at the discount store The Range. Full Article and Pictures of the day can be seen here.

Duchess shopping in Norfolk
Duchess shopping at the Range

 

It was the last post of the year 2018. Next, we will see The Duchess of Cambridge in New year. For the last few years, Duchess usually joins Her Majesty for Sunday Church Service in the first week of January so we might see Catherine in 2019 on a Church Service. Happy New Year!!!!

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