Kate Middleton Wears Summery Look for Princess Charlotte’s First Day of School

Pity the other mothers at Thomas’ Battersea school in South London. When it’s fellow parent Kate Middleton dropping her offspring at the school gates, there’s simply no competing.

Today was the first day of the new school term and also the first day at the school for Princess Charlotte. She joins her older brother Prince George, third in line to the throne, who already attends the establishment.

Kate Middle and Prince William accompany Princess Charlotte for her first day at her new school already attended by Prince George.
Kate Middleton and Prince William accompany Princess Charlotte for her first day at her new school.
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The Duchess rose to the occasion wearing a 215-pound (around $265) red dress with a pattern of blue and white flowers by American designer Michael Kors.

The long button-front frock was cinched elegantly at the waist with a black crocodile print belt. Middleton teamed the look with a pair of navy high heels in suede.

Kate Middle and Prince William accompany Princess Charlotte for her first day at her new school already attended by Prince George.
Kate Middle and Prince William accompany Princess Charlotte for her first day at her new school, already attended by Prince George.
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While the outfit wrote the playbook on school-gate style, everyone was also talking about the Duchess’ glossy new highlighted hairdo which appeared rather more Beverly Hills than Battersea.

Princess Charlotte’s uniform consisted of a blue pinafore dress worn with a white blouse, navy cardigan with red stripes, regulation black shoes and white socks. The princess, who celebrated her fourth birthday on May 2, will be known simply as Charlotte Cambridge at the school.

Princess Charlotte holds mother, Kate Middleton's hand on her first day at school.
Princess Charlotte holds mother Kate Middleton’s hand on her first day of school.
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The royal family was pictured together this summer at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day match. While husband Prince William competed in the game with brother Prince Harry, the 37-year-old Middleton doted on her adorable royal children. She wore a pink L.K. Bennett dress with her favorite Castañer Carina espadrille wedges.

Click through the gallery to see Kate Middleton’s favorite shoes.

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