Tomorrow marks an exciting day for Princess Charlotte as she embarks on her first day at St Thomas’s Battersea school alongside older brother Prince George.
However, besides adjusting to life at big school – there’s one huge change that the four-year-old is going to have to get used to – her new name!
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According to tradition, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s middle child will be addressed as Charlotte Cambridge by her school friends and teachers. The surname ‘Cambridge’ comes from her parent’s title, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Royal fans will remember that Prince George, six, also adopted the surname Cambridge when he started school in 2017.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Prince Harry were known as William and Harry Wales whilst at school, a surname passed on by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
The official Royal Family website explains that royals “can be known both by the name of the royal house, and by a surname, which are not always the same.
"Just as children can take their surnames from their father, so sovereigns normally take the name of their ‘House’ from their father."
Last week, Kensington Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to accompany Princess Charlotte for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea on Thursday 5th September.
According to HELLO, it is expected that the Cambridge family will take part in a short photo-call before Charlotte heads inside for her first day.
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