Palace marks Prince George and Princess Charlotte's first day of school with new photo

Summer is officially over for the Cambridge children, who kicked off the new school year on Sept. 5.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted arriving at Thomas's Battersea on Thursday morning, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who accompanied their children for the big day.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge gestures as she arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Helen Haslem (right), head of the lower school greets Princess Charlotte as she arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge gestures as she arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge hides behind her mother Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, accompanied by her father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, her mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge,arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, accompanied by her father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, her mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, is greeted by Helen Haslem, head of the lower school (R) on her arrival for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, accompanied by her father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, her mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, is greeted by Helen Haslem, head of the lower school (R) on her arrival for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, accompanied by her father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, her mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her brother, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge,arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte, waves as she arrives for her first day at school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte, as she arrives for her first day at school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte, hides behind her mother the Duchess of Cambridge as she arrives for her first day at school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day at school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Helen Haslem, head of the lower school greets Princess Charlotte as she arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Helen Haslem (right), head of the lower school greets Princess Charlotte as she arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte, as she arrives for her first day at school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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While Prince George has been a student Thomas's Battersea since 2017, it was Princess Charlotte's first year at the South London Prep school.

And to mark the milestone, the royal family has released an official portrait of the two, which was captured by the Duchess of Cambridge on the steps of Kensington Palace. The snapshot shows George and Charlotte, both in their official uniforms, hugging and smiling for the camera. 

  

While the Duchess of Cambridge was unable to attend Prince George's first day of school due to morning sickness while pregnant with Prince Louis, she was there to support Charlotte, introduce her to the lower school's headteacher Helen Haslem and escort her to her classroom. 

Although the four-year-old princess was seemingly nervous and hid behind mom Kate for the first few moments, she's also excited for the new adventure with her big brother. “First day! Very excited,” Prince William told the headteacher while walking in with his kids.

See more of Charlotte's big day in the video above. 

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Prince Harry waves at the press on his first day at nursery school, Notting Hill, London, UK, 16th September 1987. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: Prince Harry looks at photographers with a pair of binoculars as he leaves on his first day at Mrs. Mynor's nursery school on September 16, 1987 in Notting Hill, London. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) takes her son Prince William to his first day at Mrs Mynor's Nursery School in London, September 1985. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Prince William leaves Nursery School in London's Notting Hill, after his first day on September 24, 1985 in London, United Kingdom, With headmistress Jane Mynors, Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles, Prince of Wales, 24th September 1985. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) drop off their son Prince William on his first day at nursery school, 24th September 1985. He is attending Mrs Mynor's Nursery School at Chepstow Villas in west London. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Prince Harry on his first day at nursery school with his parents Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and his older brother Prince William, Notting Hill, London, 16th September 1987.(Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- JANUARY 15: Diana, Princess of Wales, takes Prince William to his first day at Wetherby School, welcomed by School Headmistress, Frederika Blair Turner ( right ), on January 15, 1987 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales and family outside Manor House at Eton College with housemaster Dr Andrew Gailey on Prince William's first day at the school, September 1995. Left to right: Princess Diana (1961 - 1997), Prince Harry, Andrew Gailey, Prince William and Prince Charles. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Prince William signs in on his first day at Eton College watched by his parents, he Prince and Princess of Wales and brother, Prince Harry on September 16, 1995 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
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 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: Prince George of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school with his father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as they are met Head of the lower school Helen Haslem at Thomas's Battersea on September 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 8/6/92 THE PRINCESS OF LEAVES WETHERBY SCHOOL WITH PRINCE WILLIAM AFTER DROPPING OFF HER YOUNGER SON PRINCE HARRY. (Photo by Adam Butler - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 25: Princess Diana Taking Prince William And Prince Harry Back To Wetherby School For The Summer Term. It Will Be The Last Term For Prince William At His Pre-prep School In Notting Hill, London. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Prince William, On His Brother'S Prince Harry First Day At Wetherby School, In London. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 2; Prince Harry arrives at Eton College,with his Father Prince Charles, to settle in before his first day, on September 2, 1998 in, Eton, United Kingdom..( Photo by UK Press via Getty Images )
WINDSOR- SEPTEMBER 2: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Harry, accompanied by his father, Prince Charles, meets headmaster John Lewis on his first day at Eton College on September 2, 1998 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
WINDSOR- SEPTEMBER 2: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Harry signs in on his first day at Eton College on September 2, 1998 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
WINDSOR- SEPTEMBER 2: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Harry, watched by his father Prince Charles and headmaster John Lewis, signs in on his first day at Eton College on September 2, 1998 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
The Prince of Wales walking to Cheam School in Berkshire. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
NEWBURY, ROYAUME-UNI - 18 DECEMBRE: Le Prince Charles quitte l'ecole Cheam pour passer ses vacances de Noel avec sa famille, me 18 decembre 1957, a Newbury, Royaume-Uni. (Photo by Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Prince Charles, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, meeting one of the two joint headmasters, Peter Beck, right, at Cheam School, near Newbury. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Charles arrives at Cheam School in Berkshire to start his first term, and is introduced to the headmaster, Peter Beck, 23rd September 1957. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh accompany him. (Photo by Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)
1st May 1962: Prince Charles walking in the grounds of Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Scotland. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Prince Charles shakes hands with Robert Chew the headmaster of Gordonstoun School on his first day as a pupil there, 1st May 1962. He is accompanied by his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who also attended the school. Location: Near Elgin, Grampian, Scotland, UK. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)
1st May 1962: Charles, Prince of Wales and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh being greeted by the headmaster of the Prince's school, Gordonstoun in Scotland. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: Princess Eugenie's First Day At Upton House School In Windsor. Her Sister, Princess Beatrice, Accompanies Her. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah, Duchess Of York Holding Her Daughter Princess Eugenie's Hand On Her First Day At Upton House School In Windsor. With Them Is Big Sister Princess Beatrice. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice (foreground) being taken back to Upton House School in Windsor after the summer break by her mother the Duchess of York and her sister Princess Egenie. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York arriving at Upton house school with Princess Beatrice and Prince Eugenie. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 20: Princess Beatrice Holding A Painting As She Leaves Upton House Nursery School. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM SEPTEMBER 11: Sarah, The Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice on her first day at Upton House School, in Windsor, Berkshire. on September 11, 1991, in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
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