It’s been a big week for the British royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they were expecting baby No. 3, and little Prince George headed off to his very first day of school.
The nervous-looking 4-year-old was escorted by Prince William into the exclusive London private school on Thursday, along with the help of the head of the school.WPA Pool/Getty Images
Mom Kate stayed back at home because of her battle with hyperemesis gravidarum, better known as extreme morning sickness, according to earlier reports.
George looked dapper in his traditional uniform as he headed into Thomas’s Battersea school.
The exclusive institution costs a whopping $23,000 a year and is just 4 miles from the Cambridges’ Kensington Palace home, People magazine reported.WPA Pool/Getty Images
William called Thomas’s Battersea a “really nice” school.
Meanwhile, Grandpa Prince Charles said he thinks his grandson was nervous on the big day.
The 68-year-old told ITV News that the little prince has had a hard time leaving mom and dad’s side. Charles said:
“Poor old thing. He’s been left there to have to get on with it, when the parents go away is always the problem.”
But the grandpa said it’s not all bad news. With a smile, he added that getting away from his royal parents could be good for the 4-year-old.Screenshot/ITV News
Charles told ITV News:
“It’s good for you in the end, I suppose. It’s character building, I suppose!”
When asked if he’d given the schoolboy any advice before the big day, Charles responded, “of course not,” according to People. He said a 4-year-old wouldn’t listen:
“He wouldn’t take it from me I don’t think at that age. But I’ll be interested to hear how he got on. At that age, you don’t worry quite so much about going to school as you do when you get a bit older. It’s that business of meeting new people and wondering, you know.”
William said that the prince had a “good day” meeting students and teachers, according to ITV News. It looks like George is off to a promising start.