Princess Charlotte 'can't wait' for school

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Princess Charlotte "can't wait" to go to school with her brother Prince George in a few days' time.

The four-year-old royal - who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - is set to go to school on September 5 and her sibling Prince George, six, couldn't be happier.

A source told People magazine: "She can't wait to be with George at big school. She is so excited about it all. They are close in age, and they spend so much time together. Playdates [with outsiders] can be tricky, so they learn to lean on each other."

Meanwhile, a source previously claimed George is quite "reserved".

An insider said: "George is more reserved, and Charlotte is more outgoing. Maybe it's because he's the heir and one day he might be King. It's the same difference between William and Harry. Harry is much more laid-back and William is the more serious one because he will be King one day. There's a responsibility that comes with that [being third in line to the throne] but they certainly don't treat him differently. They are sending them to the same school, which says everything."

Simon O'Malley, headmaster at Thomas's Battersea, confirmed Princess Charlotte's future attendance at the Wandsworth school.

He said at the time: "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. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September."

Prince George is 'reserved'

Prince George likes to keep his thoughts and emotions close to his chest, whereas his sister Princess Charlotte is "outgoing."

The six-year-old royal - who is third in line to throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William - prefers to keep his thoughts and emotions to himself whereas his sister Princess Charlotte, four, is more "outgoing."

A source told PEOPLE.com: "George is more reserved, and Charlotte is more outgoing. Maybe it's because he's the heir and one day he might be King.

"It's the same difference between William and Harry. Harry is much more laid-back and William is the more serious one because he will be King one day."

Although the youngsters have very different personalities, their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - who also have 16-month-old son Prince Louis together - like to treat all three of their children the same.

An insider explained: "There's a responsibility that comes with that [being third in line to the throne] but they certainly don't treat him differently. They are sending them to the same school, which says everything."

Princess Charlotte is set to join her brother George at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5 and she can't wait to get stuck into learning.

The source said: "She can't wait to be with George at big school.

"She is so excited about it all."

Prince George has attended the school for two years - having enrolled when he was four years old - and has cost his parents £38,575 in fees alone thus far.

However, Charlotte will set the duke and duchess back £18,915 a year as there is a small discount applied when a family enrols a second child.

The school prides itself on providing a "busy, thriving and purposeful" environment which offers a "rich and broad curriculum" as well as plenty of after school activities, such as fencing, philosophy, gardening and pottery.

Despite what it has to offer, George wasn't keen on his school when he first joined.

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