In the previous year, Princess Charlotte has moved house, been a bridesmaid at her aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding and found out she's going to be a big sister.
The little princess, who is still four months shy of her third birthday, will attend full-time at Willcocks Nursery School, just a few hundred metres down the road from Kensington Palace, where the young royals live.
The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another.
In the pictures, the fourth in line to the throne is wearing a coat and scarf and what appears to be a rucksack.
The daughter of Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, turns 3 in May.
It is rated outstanding by Ofsted and described by Tatler magazine as a "hidden gem". Despite her young age, Charlotte is already settling into a lifetime of royal duties.
Charlotte's older brother Prince George went to preschool at Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk and is now in kindergarten in London.
It has an unflinching ethos according to its website: "High standards, excellence and good manners".
But it won't be all clay-pot making for Charlotte: she'll have to tidy away dress ups and put out milk for her classmates.
When it was announced that the princess was going to join the nursery a year ago, the school wrote: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte".