KATE MIDDLETON, the Duchess of Cambridge, was one of many mothers to nervously drop their children off at school for the first time this week. But what do lip reading experts think Kate said to Princess Charlotte as they approached the school gates?
Princess Charlotte started her first day of school yesterday at the £19,000 a year independent school, Thomas’s Battersea. The day was sure to be an enormous milestone for the Cambridge family, as Kate unfortunately missed Prince George’s first day in 2017. Kate was seen chatting as she entered the school grounds, so what did the Duchess say to her children?
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was seen smiling as she held the hand of her only daughter yesterday.
The Duchess missed the first day of school for Prince George as she was pregnant with his youngest brother, Prince Louis, and was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of sickness during pregnancy.
But today the Duchess and Prince William were beaming as they accompanied their smartly dressed children into the south London school grounds.
Four-year-old Princess Charlotte looked a little hesitant for her first day of school, but her mother was on hand with some supportive words.
Kate Middleton lip reading: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, takes Princess Charlotte to school (Image: Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Lip-reader Tina Lannin told MailOnline the Duchess could be seen saying the words “they stopped them” and “exciting, isn’t it”.
The family then met with Thomas’s head of lower school, who asked them “how are you?”, and “did you have a nice summer?”
When the head teacher asked: “Are we ready to go? How exciting”, the expert said Prince William replied: “First day – she’s very excited”.
Kate then added: “George, you’ll have to show her the way”.
Kate Middleton lip reading: The family met with Thomas’s head of lower school (Image: Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton lip reading: Princess Charlotte wore the school uniform of Thomas’s (Image: Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte wore the school uniform of Thomas’s, with her hair fixed in a ponytail.
Both proud parents held their children’s school bags for them on the way in, before the family entered the school and disappeared from view.
Prince George, aged six, has been a student at St Thomas’s for the last two years.
Kate Middleton lip reading: Prince George, aged six, has been a student at St Thomas’s for the last two years (Image: Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton lip reading: Princess Charlotte meets her head teacher (Image: Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
This year George is due to complete the Lower School, as he enters Year 2 this September.
The exclusive south London school has a theatre, gymnasium, as well as ballet and pottery rooms.
The school website describes Thomas’s as “a busy, thriving, purposeful school”, where the “most important school rule is to ‘Be Kind’.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK