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Prince George looked adorable in his uniform as he turned up hand in hand with his father for his first day of primary school.
The Prince arrived dressed in a smart new outfit, comprising a navy v-neck pullover, matching Bermuda-style shorts, long red socks and black shoes.
The four-year-old starts at Thomas’s Battersea this morning – a £17k-a-year independent school in south-west London.
George and his father were greeted by Helen Haslem, head of lower school, when they arrived at the school before being escorted to his reception classroom.
His mother the Duchess of Cambridge missed the major childhood milestone as her crippling morning sickness has forced her to pull out of accompanying him.
Kate, who is 12 weeks pregnant, was due to accompany her son and the Duke to the school gates.
On Thursday morning Kensington Palace confirmed the Prince would only be accompanied by his father, William.
The Palace tweeted: “Prince George will this morning attend his first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, accompanied by his father The Duke of Cambridge.”
The Prince, thought to be one of the youngest in his year, is expected to have a gentle introduction to what is likely to be a tiring first term at school.
Kate has already said she is not sure her son “has any idea what’s going to hit him” when he starts school.
Along with his classmates, he will spend his first day getting to know teachers, adults and other children as well as completing the important task of finding his classroom peg.
On Tuesday, a day after it was announced they are expecting their third child, William said Kate was well but admitted: “There’s not much sleep going on at the moment.”
He said: “We need Catherine to get over this first bit and then we can start celebrating. It’s always a bit anxious to start with, but she’s well.”
Kate was forced to miss engagements on Monday and Tuesday after the palace revealed she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – as with her two other pregnancies.
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