Princess Charlotte to join brother Prince George at Thomas's Battersea for school

Princess Charlotte is following in her brother's footsteps.

Kensington Palace announced Friday that the royal tot will start school in September, joining Prince George at Thomas's Battersea in South London.

“We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea,” said Headmaster Simon O’Malley. "We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

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Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Windsor, Britain May 19, 2018. Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge during the Trooping the Colour, this year marking the Queen's 90th birthday at The Mall on June 11, 2016 in London, England. The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive at Victoria Airport ahead of their Royal Tour of Canada and Yukon on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Victoria airport for the start of of their Royal tour of Canada on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Carcross, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)
VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte wave leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. The Royal couple along with their Children Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte wave leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. The Royal couple along with their Children Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte wave leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. The Royal couple along with their Children Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Princess Charlotte of Cambridge depart Victoria on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 01: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge departs Victoria on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 01: Princess Charlotte leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. The Royal couple along with their Children Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Stephen Lock - Pool/Getty Images)
BUCKLEBURY, BERKSHIRE - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend Church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine (L), Duchess of Cambridge leads her daughter Princess Charlotte out of church after attending a Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield on December 25, 2016. / AFP / POOL / Andrew Matthews (Photo credit should read ANDREW MATTHEWS/AFP/Getty Images)
BUCKLEBURY, BERKSHIRE - DECEMBER 25: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends Church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NORFOLK, ENGLAND - APRIL 2017: In this undated handout image released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte is pictured at home in April in Norfolk, England. The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk to mark Princess' second birthday. (Photo by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images) NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
ENGLEFIELD GREEN, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, bridesmaid and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the wedding Of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ENGLEFIELD GREEN, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckinghgam Palace during the annual Trooping The Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping The Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte look out of the airplane window as they arrive at a military airport in Warsaw, Poland July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Princess Charlotte looks out of the airplane window at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Princess Charlotte on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Charlotte outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Brian Lawless/Pool via REUTERS
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Princess Charlotte attends the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Charlotte, who turned four-years-old on May 2nd, was previously attending Willcocks Nursery School, close to the family's home at Kensington Palace. 

The decision for Prince George, and now Charlotte, to begin attending Thomas's Battersea in September 2017 was seen as a very "unconventional choice" for the Cambridges, who chose to forgo the elite and traditional "Eton-style feeder" many royals have attended in the past. 

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Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George (C) accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school where he is met by Helen Haslem (R) head of the lower school on September 7, 2017 in southwest London. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The $23,000-a-year private school is housed in an "aspirational area" of the city and introduces its students to a spectrum of classes, including art, dance and foreign languages. The school also emphasizes social responsibility, kindness, courtesy and confidence as its core values. 

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are frequently spotted at the school during morning drop offs. George, who "loves" dancing like his sister, has even earned himself a nickname from his peers: P.G. 

"He's very popular and has a lot of friends, and there's very little fuss made about who he is," said a parent at the school, according to Town and Country. The 5-year-old has yet to learn of his future as king, but until then, he's just a regular kid. 

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Prince William holds Prince George as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives him a toy during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY)
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son Louis Arthur Charles as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018.
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk past helicopters at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (R), his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (L), Prince George (2nd R) and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Matthews/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrives to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk past the crowds at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate with their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte, after her christening, on July 5th 2015. REUTERS/Mary Turner/Pool
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014. Prince George celebrates his first birthday on July 22. Picture taken July 2, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George as they prepare to board a plane with her husband Prince William (not pictured) to depart Canberra April 25, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young Prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents' group event at Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Marty Melville/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George after disembarking with her husband, Britain's Prince William, from their plane after arriving in Wellington April 7, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival of the royal baby. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during Trooping the Colour ceremony, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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