A nervous Prince George goes to school with dad, Prince William

Are the Cambridges insane? asks Rachel Johnson after it was announced George will travel more than three miles to school

Holding hands with his father Prince William, 4-year-old George arrived at Thomas's Battersea school, a preparatory school in south-west London.

Despite Kensington Palace announcing last week that the Prince would be accompanied by both his mother and father for his first day, the Duchess of Cambridge was forced to pull out of attending last minute due to chronic morning sickness.

Four-year-old Prince George was brought to the prestigious Thomas's Battersea school where he and his dad were welcomed by the Head of Lower School.

George's smart new uniform consists of navy Bermuda shorts, a v-neck jumper with a red stripe, and light blue shirt underneath, finished off with a pair of black loafers.

The little prince, who will be known as George Cambridge at school, started with a half day to ease him into his new routine.

One in three parents reported they were "directly influenced" by the royal tot's style to copy the look for their own children, according to a poll of 2,000 parents by retailer Asda, reports The Daily Mail.

Speaking to ITV News about his grandson's first day at school, Prince Charles joked to Royal Editor Chris Ship that he had not given the youngster any advice ahead of his big day as he "wouldn't take it from me at that age".

Prince George holds hands with Prince William and Helen Haslem.

George is the eldest child of the royal couple.

"I hope he will have the confidence to be himself with all his quirks and his idiosyncrasies and characteristics".

Back to school! Prince George may be third in line to the throne, but that doesn't excuse him from homework. "We are going to try to make this a really happy, safe and secure time".

Mr Thomas said the prince will begin by attending school for half-days and build up to longer hours. The way he shakes his teacher's hand is so cute. Art, ballet, drama, IT, French, music and PE are all on the curriculum taught by specialist teachers from day one.

The school, where fees cost from £17,604 a year, says its most important rule is to "be kind".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole by CA board
From left, Manson followers Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten walk into a morning court session in 1970. Since being jailed more than 40 years ago, Van Houten has earned college degrees and reportedly has been a model prisoner.

Missing Minnesota Teen Found Safe, Three Arrested
The girl's harrowing ordeal began on August 8 when a family friend asked her for help outside her home in Alexandria , Minnesota . They are Thomas Barker , 32, of Carlos, Minn.; Steven Powers , 20, of Mankato, Minn.; and Joshua Holby , 31, of Carlos.

Scientists Discovered Black Hole: 100000 Times More Massive Than the Sun
Recent research has shown supermassive black holes are essential to the creation of galaxies, stars - and even life itself. But if there really is a large (but not supermassive) black hole hiding in our galaxy, it must have come from somewhere.

The Witcher Game Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Geralt's adventures turn ten next month, and CD Projekt has created a video to celebrate. If you're a fan of the series then you should definitely check this out.

Six ministers dropped in Cabinet reshuffle
BJP chief Amit Shah-who held a meeting with some senior ministers at his residence on Thursday morning-met Modi later in the day. A cabinet reshuffle has been on the cards since Manohar Parrikar resigned as Defence Minister to become Chief Minister of Goa.

United States military options on North Korea 'very ugly'
Security Council is slated to hold an emergency meeting Monday in the wake of North Korea's latest act of aggression. In recent interviews, experts on the topic offered CBN News their assessment of Pyongyang's nuclear abilities.

Triple H On How WWE Influenced McGregor vs Mayweather
The 32-year-old hasn't fought since his defeat to McGregor in August 2016 and hasn't shown any interest in changing that. One minute and 10 seconds into round 10, and referee Robert Byrd called a technical knockout in favour of Mayweather.

Tropical Storm Jose Forms Right Behind Category 5 Hurricane Irma
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts and some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical Storm Emily made landfall in the Anna Maria Island area and is making its way across the Sunshine State.

Iowa stifles Cowboys run game, Wyoming drops season opener
Sophomore Milo Hall recorded his first-career carry in the first quarter and finished the game with 30 yards on nine carries. It was his first game without a touchdown, either passing or rushing, since Wyoming's loss at Eastern Michigan a year ago .

This was Ireland's worst performance - O'Neill
Relative newcomer Arter has struggled at worldwide level and faces a struggle to hold onto his place tomorrow night. Despite boasting eight Premier League players in their starting line-up, the Republic played like global novices.

Copy-Kluber's 8 innings lead Indians past Tigers
The Brewers fell 41/2 games behind Chicago in the NL Central, the furthest Milwaukee has been out of first place all season. All three were serving the first game of suspensions stemming from an August 24 brawl with the New York Yankees.

Bangladesh opt to bat in Chittagong Test
That would pave the way for Steve O'Keefe to play as a third spinner and replace Hazlewood ahead of paceman Jackson Bird. Khawaja's scores of one and one in the first Test make him the most likely batsmen to be dropped.

McIlroy facing a missed cut at TPC Boston
Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Aussie Adam Scott chose not to play last week at The Northern Trust but are back in action this week. Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen are also at 4 under for the tournament.

Money deposited in bank does not make it legitimate: Arun Jaitley
The economy had expanded at 6.1 per cent in the March quarter and at 7.9 per cent in the April-June quarter of the previous year. But before that happens, policy actions and investment are both needed to ensure that economic growth picks up, he said.

Transfer: PSG Grabs Mbappe
Mbappe was expected to join as recently as last week, but the move only just made it through before the transfer window shuts at midnight Thursday.

Other news