PRINCESS CHARLOTTE had her favourite show exposed after Prince William received a “perturbing” toy of a cartoon character during a visit to BAFTA headquarters.
Princess Charlotte was revealed to be a big fan of children’s show The Clangers, a BBC production the broadcaster revived shortly after the Princess’ birth in 2015. The revelation came as Prince William was gifted a soft toy of one of the characters during a visit to BAFTA headquarters on Monday. Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers told Lorraine: “Prince William was at BAFTA HQ in Central London launching a new exhibition called Behind the Screen, which is celebrating 75 years of the UK film and television industry.
“A big part of this are, obviously, television shows like The Clangers. The Clangers is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year but it was actually relaunched in 2015.
“I’m told Princess Charlotte is a big fan of the Clangers so Prince William was presented with a little Clangers toy.”
Discussing Prince William’s reaction upon receiving the toy to pass on to daughter Charlotte, Mr Myers added: “He looked quite perturbed about it.
“He did say, ‘I dropped a few Clangers in my time,’ to add to it.”
Princess Charlotte was revealed to be a Clangers fan (Image GETTY)
Prince William appeared “perturbed” when received the Clangers’ toy, according to Myers (Image GETTY)
Princess Charlotte, 4, recently joined older brother Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea for reception year and could count on the support of dad William and mum Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she walked up to the school’s entrance.
The Cambridge family stepped out together to face the big milestone after Kate was forced to miss out on George’s first day two years ago due to severe morning sickness while pregnant with her youngest son Prince Louis.
Charlotte is expected to take on the challenges of school with the “feisty” temperament she showcased when a pupil at Willcocks Nursery.
Royal commentator Katie Nicholl earlier this month told Entertainment Tonight: “The other nickname that she had when she was at Willcocks Nursery, which was up until just before the summer, was Warrior Princess.
Princess Charlotte was escorted by Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on her first day of reception (Image GETTY)
Princess Charlotte earned the nickname “Warrior Princess” in mursery (Image GETTY)
“I’m wondering if that might be a nickname that will stick with her. Apparently she earned that nickname because obviously she is a Princess, but she’s quite a tomboy.
“She loves climbing trees and she’s very much an adventurer, she was quite known for her feisty personality.”
The young Princess will be following in her brother’s footsteps and take on the name Charlotte Cambridge while at school, much like her father and uncle, Prince Harry, used the surname Wales when still students.
Mr Nicholl continued: “Charlotte will be known as Charlotte Cambridge, so that will be her name when she’s called out on the register.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George are known to have a very close relationship (Image GETTY)
Princess Charlotte was born to Prince William and Kate Middleton on May 2, 2019 (Image EXPRESS.CO.UK)
“But I suspect her friends will call her what most of her friends called her at Willcocks Nursery School, which is Lottie.
“That’s a name that her parents call her.”
Big brother George, with whom Charlotte is believed to be very close with, is expected to take the princess under his wings and act as protector while she settles into the new environment.
Expert Penny Juror said: “Prince George is a very protective and lovely older brother.
“I’m sure he’ll look after his little sister and take great pride in showing her the ropes.”
But George is not the only member of the Royal Family Charlotte will meet on Thursday at her new school, as St Thomas’s Battersea is also attended by six-year-old Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor.
Maud is the 50th-in-line to the throne daughter of Lord Frederick, son of Prince Michael of Kent, and Sophie Winkelman.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK