Prince George arrived to his first day of preschool on Wednesday (Jan. 6) ready to learn. With a backpack in tow, the two-year-old posed for a set of adorable photos, taken by his proud mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in front of a mural outside Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk.
Prince George arrives for his first day at Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released two photographs to mark the occasion. They show Prince George standing in front of the mural on the outside of the nursery building. Photograph ©The Duchess of Cambridge
Brave George was dropped off by both Prince William and Kate, who drove him there from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
A royal source told HELLO! magazine: "He's going to be attending part time for a handful of hours per day. Both the Duke and Duchess dropped him off today and it seems all went well."
The $70-a-day nursery in King's Lynn is housed in a former chapel and 85 per cent of children there receive financial help to cover the fees. It teaches pupils aged two to five and was rated "good" in an Ofsted report last June.
It is a far cry from some of the elite nursery schools around the royal couple's Kensington Palace home, which sometimes charge up to $30,000 a year.
Prince George arrives for his first day at Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk earlier today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released two photographs to mark the occasion. They show Prince George standing in front of the mural on the outside of the nursery building. Photograph © The Duchess of Cambridge.
When William and Kate's choice was announced last month, a spokesman for the school said: "We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children."
The release of the new photos come after doting dad William spoke about how fatherhood has changed him.
"I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be," William revealed in the documentary When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust.
"I never used to get too wound up or worried about things," he said. "But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever, a lot more, I think, as a father. Just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective."