Pics of Charlotte on first day at nursery

Two photos of Princess Charlotte have been released on the day she attended nursery for the first time.

The two-year-old was photographed by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace before taking the short journey to nearby Willcocks Nursery School, where fees are just over £3,000 a term.

Princess Charlotte pictured on her first day at school.

Image: Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne

In the pictures, the fourth in line to the throne is wearing a coat and scarf and what appears to be a rucksack.

The nursery, which she will be attending full-time, uses lots of play to help children learn.

The entrance to Willcocks Nursery School, next to Holy Trinity Church, in London, which will be attended by Princess Charlotte

Image: The entrance to Willcocks Nursery School, not far from Kensington Palace

Founded in 1964, it offers a range of classes including French, dance, sport and music.

Each child’s development is monitored by an allocated member of staff.

It is rated outstanding by Ofsted and described by Tatler magazine as a “hidden gem”.

Princess Charlotte, who will attend Willcocks Nursery School

Image: Princess Charlotte was born in May 2015

It is not the first time that pregnant Kate, 36 on Tuesday, has taken official photographs herself.

The Duchess released pictures of her newborn daughter in 2015, taken at her and William’s home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal a new family picture for their 2017 Christmas card

Image: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a family picture for their 2017 Christmas card

Kate, who accepted a lifetime honorary membership of the Royal Photographic Society last year, is a keen amateur photographer. The society recognised her “talent and enthusiasm”.

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In September, Charlotte’s older brother, Prince George, started at Thomas’s Battersea, a fee-paying independent school in south London.

He previously attended Montessori nursery school in Norfolk, which is close to Anmer Hall.