LONDON: Prince George of Cambridge started his royal education in earnest Thursday, arriving for his first day of school – with non-royal kids.
He was accompanied by his father the Duke of Cambridge. George’s pregnant mother, Duchess Kate of Cambridge, 35, was too ill with morning sickness to take part in the drop off.
The 4-year-old heir (he’s third-in-line to the throne) let Prince William carry his backpack when he arrived at Thomas’s Battersea, the well-regarded private day school across the River Thames a few miles from his family’s home in Kensington Palace in London.
George wore the school uniform: navy shorts and jacket, long black socks, and black shoes.
The Duchess is pregnant with the royal pair’s third child and suffering from the acute morning sickness she has experienced in her previous pregnancies.
The fact that Prince William, 35, accompanied his son to school is a milestone of sorts. His own father never accompanied him to school in the 1980s.
But George is no ordinary student. He’s the grandson of Prince Charles the Prince of Wales and the late Princess Diana, and the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip. He’s one very important kindergartener.
Prince George arrives for his first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea with his father The Duke of Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/B7TgcRA3Ve
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