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Not only will Princess Charlotte have been excited to see her friends when she returned to school at the beginning of September, but another very familiar face in one of her teachers.
The five year old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who attends £19,000-a-year Thomas’s Battersea alongside her older brother Prince George, seven, is taught by Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe.
Charlotte has a very special connection with Mrs O'Keeffe as she married Prince William's best friend Thomas van Straubenzee over the summer.
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Sadly for Charlotte she missed out on a bridesmaid role after the original date for the wedding, which William and Kate were also set to attend in April, as it had to be postponed due to COVID-19.
Lucy, 32, who is an assistant head teacher at the elite south London school in Battersea, instead said her vows to Thomas, 38, a partner at estate agents Knight Frank, in a low-key ceremony at Chelsea Old Church on 24 July "with only their parents and siblings present", according to the The Sunday Times.
It was believed that William, who attended Ludgrove School, a boarding school in Berkshire, alongside Prince Harry, Thomas and his brother Charlie van Strauzenbee, was also going to be an usher for the couple.
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Lucy and Prince William’s lifelong friend Thomas, who is also Charlotte's godfather, have been pictured alongside Kate on several occasions, including attending a church service alongside the Queen in Sandringham.
It is Thomas' second marriage, as he wed Lady Melissa Percy in 2013, with both Princes acting as ushers at the ceremony, they divorced in 2016.
They are also reportedly expecting their first child together but it is unknown when Lucy, who also teaches mindfulness and outdoor learning at Thomas's, is set to give birth.
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Thomas and his younger brother Charlie have attended both William and Kate's, and Harry and Meghan Markle's royal weddings, with Thomas giving a speech at William's, while both brothers acted as ushers at Harry's.
Charlie is also believed to be one of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor's secret godparents, while Thomas, who bought a five-bedroom house in Clapham earlier this year, is one of five of Princess Charlotte's.
It's known that Thomas and Lucy are close to William and Kate, with rumours abound that the royal pair encouraged their romance
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