Prince George starts first day at school – BBC News

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Image caption Father and son on the simple steps of Kensington Palace before Knight in shining armor George sets off for his very first day at school

Prince George offers started his first day at college – but his mother, the particular Duchess of Cambridge, missed the particular occasion as she was not good enough to take him.

The Duke of Cambridge decreased him off as Kensington Structure said Catherine, who is suffering from serious morning sickness, was still ill.

The four-year-old is definitely attending Thomas’s Battersea, an £ 18, 000-a-year preparatory school working in london.

His uniform consists of navy shorts and jacket, lengthy red socks and black shoes or boots.

The landmark for the prince comes after the fight it out and duchess this week announced they may be anticipating their third child .

Catherine had to pull out associated with public engagements on Monday plus Tuesday because she is suffering from hypremesis gravidarum, as with her previous 2 pregnancies.

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Media caption Prince George held his father’s hand when he arrived for his first trip to school

Prince William drove their son through the school gates just before helping him out of the car.

The duke transported Prince George’s bag and kept his hand as the pair wandered up to the entrance.

Father and son were after that greeted by Helen Haslem, mind of lower school, and the younger prince shook her hand prior to being accompanied to his 1st class.

Prince Bill told Ms Haslem that George had been eagerly watching and he acquired “noticed” the other boys going into the college in their uniforms.


What is Prince George’s uniform?

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The uniform for Thomas’s Battersea is only available at the Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square or even from the second-hand uniform shop on the school.

For kids in reception class, the clothing consists of a navy jacket, a v-neck jersey and navy Bermuda pants.

In winter season, this is accompanied by a red polo throat and long red and navy blue socks.

In summer time, short-sleeved light blue shirts are needed – which Prince George had been sporting on his first day — along with navy ankle socks.


George offers joined a class of twenty other pupils and has his own table and peg with his name upon. He will begin by doing half times as a “gentle” introduction to school lifestyle.

Ben Jones, principal of Thomas’s London Time Schools, said there would be no particular treatment for the royal.

“We are going to try and get this a really happy, safe and secure time, inch he said.

“I hope he will have the confidence to become himself with all his quirks great idiosyncrasies and characteristics – that may be what I would want for all of our kids. ”

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Mr Thomas added: “The worldwide spotlight has been a little bit daunting yet that will move on. ”

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Image caption Prince Bill was taken to his first time of school at Wetherby by their mother, Princess Diana

Notable alumni on Thomas’s Battersea include pop vocalist Florence Welch – from Florencia and the Machine – model plus actress Cara Delevingne and Clean Meat star Charlotte Ritchie.

The school was defined by the Good Schools Guide because: “A big, busy, slightly disorderly school for cosmopolitan parents who desire their children to have the best English education and learning money can buy. ”

One particular cameraman and one photographer were in the school to capture Prince George’s first day, as Prince Bill has previously pleaded for the push to respect his son’s personal privacy.

‘Goldfish bowl’

Royal commentator Rich Fitzwilliams said: “William is determined to provide his family as much privacy as it can be and have a life as ‘normal’ as possible but this is extremely challenging.

“The queens have made several complaints to IPSO [the Independent Press Standards Organisation].

“They are in the royal ‘goldfish bowl’ and will continue to be the center of national and international captivation. ”

Princes Bill and Harry went to Wetherby College in Kensington, before both applying Eton College, in Berkshire.

Their father, Knight in shining armor Charles, was initially educated at home with a governess, but later attended the particular Cheam Preparatory School, in Berkshire.

No media craze as royals plead for personal privacy

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Image caption There was a media frenzy whenever Prince William and Prince Harry began at Wetherby School

Simply by Peter Hunt, royal correspondent

When Prince George enters the school building, at the start associated with his first day there, as soon as will be captured by one professional photographer and one camera crew.

When his father produced a similar journey, to a different school, 30 years ago, many more members of the press were present to record a fresh developing stage in the life of a upcoming king.

Prince Bill remembers and doesn’t want background to repeat itself.

George’s schooling will be the most recent test of the Cambridges’ wary connection with the press. They expect reporters to respect the privacy of the son and his classmates.

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