Princess Charlotte to start nursery school in January

Princess Charlotte Image copyright Getty Images

Princess Charlotte will begin attending a London nursery school in January, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced.

The couple's daughter, aged two, will start at the Willcocks Nursery School, close to their Kensington Palace home.

Earlier this year Charlotte's brother Prince George, four, started at Thomas's Battersea, an £18,000-a-year prep school.

A spokesperson for Willcocks said it was "delighted" by the news.

Fees for Willcocks vary depending on age and whether a child goes to the morning or afternoon school.

The highest cost per term is £3,050 for the morning school.

Previously Prince George attended the £33-a-day Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk, near the Duke and Duchess's home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.

When Prince William was an infant, he attended the Minors Nursery School, which was also close to Kensington Palace.

The Duke of Cambridge was one of the first members of the direct Royal Family to attend a nursery.

In 2016 he told a Vietnam talk show: "I would like George and Charlotte to grow up being a little bit more simple in their approach and their outlook."

The news of Princess Charlotte's nursery comes after the royals released the photo which will feature on their Christmas card, taken by Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson.

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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their Christmas card photo on the day they announced Princess Charlotte would be attending nursery

The photo features Prince George and Princess Charlotte both wearing light blue, standing directly in front of the Duke and Duchess.

The Duchess of Cambridge is currently expecting the couple's third child, which is due in the spring.

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