Royal school run: Prince George's first day 'a success'

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The heir to the British throne drove his four-year-old through the gates into the auto park of Thomas's Battersea in London, where he then helped him out of the vehicle and carried his bag as the pair strolled hand-in-hand up to the entrance. His mother, Kate Middleton, was unable to accompany him because of the severe case of morning sickness she's suffering from (William and Kate are expecting their third child, in case you didn't know).

Britain's Prince George began his first day at school Thursday.

Prince George is met by Helen Haslem, head of Thomas's Battersea's lower school. Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the mixed-sex private day school in September of this year.

He also joked that he was pleased another parent had more problems with their children on the first day at school rather than him.

Ben Thomas, former headmaster of Thomas's Battersea and now the principle across several sister-schools, told reporters of the "exciting" morning for George, 4, and many other pupils.

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However, he wasn't the only royal entering reception with Maud Windsor joining her distant cousin at Thomas's School in Battersea. "We are going to try to make this a really happy, safe and secure time", he said.

George had previously attended a Montessori nursery school, starting back in in January 2016, that was located near his family's country home in Norfolk, where his father previously worked as a helicopter pilot for an air ambulance company. According to its website, its curriculum includes art, ballet, drama and French. It's not just for boys, either: The study found that sales for girls' shorts have risen 17 percent since previous year.

Thomas's Battersea was chosen by the Duke and Duchess so they can give George as normal a life as possible.

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