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Princess Charlotte's school name is far less royal than you'd expect

NewsPrincess Charlotte's school name is far less royal than you'd expect

When Princess Charlotte’s name is read out on her school register, it certainly isn’t as Royal as her official title. Despite officially being titled ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales’, the eight-year-old’s school name is styled far more regularly.

When she was born eight years ago, she was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, with her first name being the female form of Charles, in honour of her grandfather the King, and her middle names Elizabeth, for her great grandmother the late Queen and Diana for her late paternal grandmother.

Charlotte was formerly known as ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’, until her father Prince William became second in line to the throne when his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September last year.

Currently her official Royal title is ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales’, which it will remain for the rest of her life.

Despite its permanence, it’s a bit of a lengthy name for an eight-year-old at primary school, so Kate and William have styled it differently on her register, the Mirror reports.

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Reminiscent of Princes William and Harry taking their father’s title, Wales, as their surname while growing up, George, Charlotte and Louis used Cambridge at school.

It remains unknown if this is still the case due to their change in official title.

This narrows down what she goes by to either Charlotte Cambridge or Charlotte Wales at school.

All three of them go to Lambrook, an independent preparatory school in Berkshire, following the family’s move to the four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage in Windsor Home Park near the castle.

The centuries old private day and boarding school was established in 1860, and caters for children aged three to 13 years of age in 52 acres of grounds and playing fields on the outskirts of Bracknell, which is a short distance from the family’s new home in Windsor.

The school, established in a large country house built in 1853, charges £6,899 per term for year three and four pupils.

Having Royal pupils is not new to the school, as two of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein attended.

The school says it encourages pupils to be kind to one another and to be concerned about the world in which they live.

“Compassion and a fundamental recognition of family values are at the core of life here and we encourage all pupils to be outward looking, using their gifts for the benefit of others.”

They also try to place an emphasis on balance, saying: “Children have one opportunity for the education that will form the basis of their lives, and at the same time one childhood – the aim is to keep a happy balance between the two.”

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