Kate Middleton passes on recycled outfit tip to daughter Charlotte as the Princess wears Prince Harry’s red shoes from 1986 for her first day of nursery at Willcocks Nursery School

Posted on Jan 9 2018 - 5:50am by admin

Princess Charlotte arrives for first day of nursery in photos taken by Kate MiddletonPrincess Charlotte arrives for first day of nursery in photos taken by Kate Middleton [Kensington Palace/Twitter]

Kate Middleton has shared pictures of three-year-old Princess Charlotte on her first day at nursery outside Kensington Palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge photographed her daughter in a red coat and pink scarf armed with an adorable rucksack as she headed to her first day at Willcocks Nursery School.

The toddler wore a red bow in her hair and cute woollen tights to keep warm in the weather, however,  it seems Kate is passing on her tips to her daughter early as it turns out, her shoes are recycled.

Princess Charlotte wore Prince Harry’s shoes for her first day of school [Kensington Palace]

Kate Middleton carries Princess Charlotte in PolandKate Middleton dressed her family in red, white and blue as they landed in Poland for the royal tour [Getty]

And we’re not talking last week recycled as those adorable little red shoes actually belonged to Prince Harry in 1986.

Yup, Princess Charlotte kept it in the family as she took on her uncle’s style and made it work in the modern day.

Meghan Markle’s boyfriend was first spotted in the shoe almost two decades ago when he was pictured playing in the family’s garden at Highgrove House in Kensington Palace.

The royal family are fond of sticking to family fashion traditions as Kate and William refuse to dress their three year old son in anything but shorts.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of WalesPrince Harry first wore the red shoes in 1986 [Getty]

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess CharlotteThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing with their colour theme for the tour [Getty]

It turns out there’s a very specific reason Prince William and his wife keep their eldest in that adorable wardrobe item. And it’s all to do with class.

Talking to Cosmopolitan.co.uk, etiquette expert William Hanson said: “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. 

“Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristocrat or royal would want to be considered suburban.”

And it seems the tradition has been happening for years as many photos of the royals, including William and Prince Harry, show the young boys mainly in shorts too.

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