It was another big day for the royal family as Prince George arrived for his first day of primary school. Luckily, he and his father, Prince William, got to skip any sort of pesky car line or silly school bus business as they pulled up in a secure private car to drop off the young prince.
People magazine noted that the royals were met privately by the Head of the Lower School, Helen Haslem, at Thomas's Battersea in London. It appeared that George wasn't too apprehensive as he met Haslem, shaking her hand at first while he holding his father's hand tightly, then walking into the school holding both adults' hands. How precious is he?
The 4-year-old will reportedly be known as George Cambridge at school. It would appear that his parents have adopted a surname for him from their own royal titles. Even if it is an adopted surname, you have to admit: it still sounds as regal as anything.
While this isn't George's first time at school, it is his first time attending a school in London, following his family's relocation to Kensington Palace so that Prince William can focus his time on his charitable work as well as his royal duties. That means a new school and a whole new set of friends for the youngest prince, which must be very exciting.
Of course, George's mother, Kate Middleton, was not in attendance for her son's first day of school because of complications in her third pregnancy due to hyperemesis gravidarum. According to an official statement from Kensington Palace, as reported by People, the Duchess of Cambridge is resting. "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," the statement read.
It looks like George is very ready to head to school, at any rate, and why wouldn't he be? There's a tradition of royal men looking very excited to attend school, as evidenced by the adorable throwback photo posted by Kensington Palace to celebrate George's first day.
The collage includes photos of both Prince William and Prince Harry looking pleased as punch in their new school uniforms. In one photo, we see they're being dropped off by their mother, the late Princess Diana. See? It looks like George is only following in his father's footsteps in looking readier than ever to dive into primary school.
Of course, Prince George has to pose for a similar photo with his dad on his big milestone achievement. Look at how cute he looks with that little leg cross! He's just too pure for this world.
This is certainly a big first day for George, but if you ask me, he handled it so coolly, you'd be forgiven for thinking he's been doing this for ages.