Thursday was an important, emotional day for the royal family as Prince George made his way for his first day of school hand-in-hand with his father, Prince William. The 4-year-old will be attending Thomas’s Battersea School, a private school in Battersea, South London.
The school reportedly includes around 550 students and teaches a variety of traditional subjects as well as ballet, art, drama, French, music, and physical education.
The future king's first day of school followed the announcement that he will soon gain another sibling, making William and Kate parents of three. Kate, who experiences extreme health issues during pregnancies, was under the care of doctors during this monumental day for their family.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said, “Unfortunately the Duchess of Cambridge remains unwell, and will not be able to accompany Prince George on his first day of school. The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned.”
When the royal couple announced that George would be attending Thomas’s for his first full-time school experience, the headmaster issued a statement.
Headmaster Ben Thomas said, “We are honored and delighted that Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Thomas’s Battersea for Prince George. We greatly look forward to welcoming him and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”
William and Kate said that they would only allow a few photographers at George’s first day of school to try to protect his childhood. This approach differs from Prince William’s first day of school, where a large group of media awaited his arrival.
Very similar photos were taken of Prince George’s first school day to his father’s, where Princess Diana escorted him. 20 years after her death, William is following in his mother’s legacy of being an active and caring parent. Milestones bring back memories, making this an emotional day for the entire royal family.
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