Although Princess Charlotte is just two years old, it appears that the fourth in line to the throne is already honing her language skills: a new report in People magazine suggests that the young Princess can already speak a second language.
As her nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo hails from Palencia in north west Spain, Charlotte has reportedly already picked up some Spanish. Indeed, last year her mother the Duchess of Cambridge confirmed this while chatting to a member of the public on a royal engagement, revealing that Borrallo is teaching the Princess to speak in her native tongue. Prince George, meanwhile, can already count up to ten in Spanish.
A source close to the royals went on to tell People that the Princess, who started at Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington earlier this week, is ‘very sweet and very confident – she’s always chatting away,’ describing her as ‘so polite but also fun and energetic’ with ‘beautiful manners.’
To mark the occasion of her first day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released two adorable photos of the two-year-old, snapped by the Duchess before her daughter headed off to class. In the images, Charlotte smiles for the camera, wearing a red coat by Amaia Kids and a pink Cath Kidston backpack.
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Maria Turrion Borrallo has been working with the Cambridges since 2014, when Prince George was aged just eight months. Having previously lived with the family at their home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, she has since moved with them to Kensington Palace, and accompanies the children on royal tours such as last summer’s visit to Germany and Poland.
At the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews last May, she was photographed in the uniform of the ‘Norland nanny’ (meaning she is a graduate of the prestigious Norland College in Bath): a retro shift dress in light brown and a dark brown bowler hat a la Mary Poppins.