Royal children on their first day of nursery, school and university as Princess Charlotte starts school

Article originally published in 2018.

When Prince George started school in September 2017, there was much fanfare. All eyes were on the four-year-old royal as he walked through the gates of Thomas’ Battersea, clad in his uniform.

There were the same levels of excitement back in 1987, when Prince William waved at the crowds as his mother, the late Princess of Wales, dropped him off at Wetherby School in Notting Hill.

Over the decades, the world’s been privy to numerous ‘first days’ the British royal family have experienced. From Prince Charles’ start at Gordonstoun, Scotland, to Prince Harry’s confident beginnings at Mrs. Mynors’ Nursery School in Notting Hill.

And now it’s Princess Charlotte’s turn. Tomorrow, the four-year-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join George at Thomas’ Battersea.

Ahead of Charlotte’s big day, look back on what the rest of the key royals’ first days at nursery, school, college and university looked like.