Back to school! Princess Charlotte may be a royal, but that doesn’t mean she will be getting special treatment in the classroom.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s 4-year-old daughter will simply go by her first name Charlotte when she attends the $23,000-a-year Thomas’s Battersea. Though royals don’t technically have last names like everyone else, it’s quite possible Charlotte will be known as Charlotte Cambridge considering her older brother, Prince George, also goes by this tactic. Cambridge comes from their dad William’s official royal title — Duke of Cambridge.
When William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, went to school, they were known as William Wales and Harry Wales, which derived from their dad, Charles, Prince of Wales.
Another royal family member that will be treated like anyone else at school is Archie. Harry and Meghan Markle are modern royals and seem to want to give their son the most normal childhood possible. It’s actually the reason why their little one doesn’t go by Prince Archie. Instead, his official name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
This is outside of the norm for a royal, but it’s not surprising considering who his parents are. “Meghan likes to do things her way,” a source told Us Weekly in May. “She’s a very strong woman who wants to use her role to modernize the monarchy, which is one of the reasons she and Harry decided to reject a title for Archie. [She and Prince Harry] want their son to lead a normal life.”
Archie, who was born in May, is getting ready to embark on his first royal tour with his parents. “In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you,” Harry wrote in a recent Instagram post. “On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” We can’t wait!