18 photos that prove Princess Charlotte is the sassiest royal

Britain’s Princess Charlotte started her first day of school on Thursday.

In typical Charlotte fashion, she waved regally to the cameras before heading off to her first class at Thomas’s Battersea, an elite private school in London.

Read more: Adorable photos show the roller coaster of emotions Prince George experienced on his first day back at school

From perfecting the signature wave to telling photographers “you’re not coming” at Prince Louis’ christening in 2018, the youngster has made headlines for her often cheeky attitude towards the press – and many of the moments are caught on camera.

To celebrate the milestone event, Insider has rounded up 18 photos which prove Princess Charlotte is the sassiest member of the British royal family.


Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, might just be the sassiest royal we’ve ever seen.

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The youngster definitely isn’t camera shy. She happily posed for photos at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018.


Not all of the photos showed her smiling for the fans outside St George’s Chapel, however.


It’s no surprise that Charlotte charms everyone she meets.

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In this photo, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Charlotte were welcomed as they arrived at Tegel Airport in Berlin back in July 2017.


However, sometimes the pressure of being Britain’s sassiest royal can be too much to handle.

A very fed-up looking Charlotte attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding on October 12, 2018.


Just like any other toddler, she has her down days.

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She’s not always happy to see the press. The princess certainly wasn’t pleased with the waiting photographers outside St George’s Chapel before Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

Read more: 12 times Princess Charlotte and Prince George stole the show at Princess Eugenie’s wedding


Before the christening of Prince Louis in July 2018, Charlotte told photographers “you’re not coming.”

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Princess Charlotte and Prince George leave with their father after Prince Louis’ christening.
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Charlotte’s younger brother, Prince Louis, was born at St Mary’s Hospital on April 23, 2018.

The family held a christening for him just a few months later, and Charlotte wasn’t afraid to challenge the waiting photographers before the ceremony.

Read more: A sassy Princess Charlotte told paparazzi at Prince Louis’ christening ‘you’re not coming’, and it’s too cute


She may be one of the youngest royals, but she’s already well travelled. When she was just over a year old, Charlotte accompanied her parents and brother on an an eight-day tour of Canada in September 2016.

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Even then, Charlotte had mastered the regal wave.

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Read more: Kate Middleton calls Princess Charlotte a surprisingly common nickname


She’s not afraid to go head-to-head with Britain’s future monarch, Prince George. In this photo, the siblings race during a visit to Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire in October 2018.


The pair faced off again as they played soccer during a family day out in July 2019.

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You know a princess means business when she adjusts her shoes.

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She’s not afraid to give photographers her best “don’t mess with me” glare.

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When her mom tried to get her to wave at fans during a sailing race in August, Charlotte cheekily stuck her tongue out at them instead.

Read more: Someone filmed Princess Charlotte sticking her tongue out at fans after Kate Middleton tried to get her to wave to them


However, the royal also has a shy side. On her first day of school, she hid behind her mom.

Read more: A ‘very excited’ Princess Charlotte looked more adorable than ever on her first day of school


But it wasn’t long before she was back to her usual self, waving proudly at the cameras.


She may be sassy, but she’s certainly adorable.