PRINCESS CHARLOTTE jazzed up her expensive uniform on her first day of school by adding her favourite sparkly unicorn keyring to her backpack.
The four-year-old looked slightly nervous as she clutched her mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand when walking into Thomas’s Battersea. But the young princess had something to make her feel at home: a sparkling pink unicorn key ring that was fixed to her new school satchel carried by her mother. A pack of six unicorn bag charms are sold in different colours on Amazon for as little as £3.49, which makes each keyring 58p.
The TY company that makes them posted their delight at seeing their product on Instagram. They wrote: “If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you have good taste in accessories, you can now be certain that you’re just as impeccably accessorised as the royal family!
“Princess Charlotte used her very own #tyfashion wristlet to cheer on her daddy at a polo match!
“We’re still completely star struck.”
This isn’t the first time Charlotte has been spotted with a unicorn accessory.
Princess Charlotte attended her first day of school today (Image: PA)
Princess Charlotte brought her favourite sparkly unicorn ring to school (Image: PA)
She was also pictured with the charm at a family outing to the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day this summer.
The sparkly keyring accentuated Charlotte’s school uniform, which was navy blue with red trim cardigan and blue skirt.
The south London school emphasises that hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back.
Charlotte followed the uniform requirement, neatly having tied her hair back before she arrived in a ponytail.
Headteacher Helen Haslem greeted Charlotte with a handshake as the princess balanced on tip-toe to introduce herself.
Charlotte and George beamed before starting a new school year (Image: PA)
The school teaches 560 boys and girls between the ages of four and 13.
The yearly fees for four year-olds are around 19,000 pounds.
The charge for Charlotte, however, will be less because her brother is already a pupil.
The termly fee for a second child is £6,305 compared to £6,429 pounds for the first, according to the school’s website.
Charlotte looked shy as she approached the new school (Image: PA)
Kate and William looked proud as they dropped their children off at school (Image: PA)
Prince George and Prince William also accompanied Charlotte and Kate to school.
William parked the family Land Rover Discovery in an internal car park.
The family then headed to a side entrance and spoke to Ms Haslem.
The duchess smiled and asked: “How are you? Did you have a nice summer?”
The four-year-old has proved she is a natural in front of the camera (Image: EXPRESS)
William beamed and said: “First day – she’s very excited.”
His daughter is following in the footsteps of six-year-old brother George, who has been at the school for two years.
Kate missed George’s first day in September 2017 as she was suffering with extreme morning sickness while pregnant with Prince Louis.
But she looked relaxed today, as she was wearing a summer dress, while her husband wore a jacket, trousers and shirt.
Charlotte wore her hair neatly in a ponytail on her first day (Image: PA)
In his welcome message on the school website, headmaster Simon O’Malley says: “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.
“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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK