PRINCESS CHARLOTTE was given a surprising nickname during her time at Willcocks Nursery School, royal commentator Katie Nicholl has claimed.
Princess Charlotte was accompanied by her mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, father Prince William and her older brother Prince George, six, as she embarked on her first day at Thomas’s Battersea on Thursday. The young royal will reportedly be called ‘Charlotte Cambridge’ on the register at her new school, but royal commentator Katie Nicholl also revealed another nickname used for the Princess at her former nursery. Ms Nicholl 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.
“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.”
Earlier in the interview, Ms Nicholl also said: “Charlotte will be known as Charlotte Cambridge, so that will be her name when she’s called out on the register.
“But I suspect her friends will call her what most of her friends called her at Willcocks Nursery School, which is Lottie.
Princess Charlotte news: Charlotte was nicknamed “Warrior Princess”, claimed Katie Nicholl (Image: Getty)
Princess Charlotte news: Katie Nicholl also claimed Charlotte is referred to as “Lottie” by family (Image: Entertainment Tonight/Youtube)
“That’s a name that her parents call her.”
Charlotte, dressed in her school’s uniform of navy blue with red trim cardigan and blue skirt, clung onto the arm of Kate before being greeted by the Headteacher Helen Haslem.
Just as the new royal pupil will be called Charlotte Cambridge, George, six, is known as George Cambridge.
Charlotte was driven up to a side entrance of the school, while other pupils accompanied by their parents went in through the front.
Princess Charlotte news: Charlotte attended her first day of school on Thursday (Image: Getty)
As the Cambridges walked from the car, Charlotte, normally much more confident than George, clung to her mother and held back. But she soon managed a wave.
The family was greeted by head of the lower school Helen Haslem, who shook hands with George and Charlotte.
As Charlotte flicked her ponytail and cast a suspicious glance at the media and Palace press corps, William told Ms Haslem: “First day – very excited.”
Princess Charlotte news: Charlotte has a “feisty personality”, claimed Katie Nicholl (Image: Getty)
Kate asked her: “How are you? Did you have a nice summer?”
Charlotte, who is fourth-in-line to the throne, has entered reception class and according to the school’s website will be charged almost two percent less than her brother George – who has entered year two.
The prestigious education centre offers a discount for any additional family members who attended the school.
The private school, rated outstanding by Ofsted, charges the eldest child who falls into the reception to year two bracket, £6,429 per term.
However the cost falls for the second child to £6,305 – making a saving of £124.
In three years time if their youngest brother Prince Louis, one, also attends the school, the cost for the third child comes in at £5,790.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK