Inside Prince George's blue backpack on his first day of nursery

Prince William and Kate take great care in giving their royal tots a normal life, and this includes taking their son, Prince George, for his very first day of nursery school. The doting parents dressed their little one in a quilted blue coat and a backpack brimming with some of his favourite things.

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Wearing a $60 navy quilted coat from John Lewis, George was pictured carrying a blue knapsack containing a change of clothes, a healthy snack and perhaps a favourite toy. The two-year-old looked like any preschooler eager to meet his new classmates.

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Once inside, George was introduced to his teachers and soon-to-be playmates before exploring the classroom for the first time.

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At the Westacre Montessori School in the village of East Walton in Norfolk, the adorable prince will learn how to play and interact with children his age and those a few years older.

Following the Montessori teaching method, classes are made up of children of mixed ages, up to five years old. The method encourages youngsters to learn through play and experimentation, rather than formal instruction.

The couple thought the nursery was "very welcoming and the staff were lovely."

George already enjoys plenty of playtime at local parks and on trips to petting zoos, and is often pictured with mom Kate and grandmother Carole Middleton.

"He's going to be attending part-time for a handful of hours per day," a royal source told Hello! "Both the duke and duchess dropped him off and it seems all went well."

Speaking about why the royals chose Westacre nursery – and not a London-based preschool near Kensington Palace – a royal aide said, "The couple decided that it would just be nice for him to attend a local nursery school. They really liked Westacre. They thought it was very welcoming and the staff were lovely."

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