The first day of school is a big deal in most parents' and their children's lives. Walking through the big doors, down the long hallways and into a classroom of peers, with not a parent in sight can be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.
Prince George started his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea, an independent fee-paying school in South London, costing $23,000 a year in tuition.
William and George arrived in a Range Rover shortly before 8:50 AM Thursday and were greeted by a large crowd of locals gathered outside of the school for George's first day.
Dressed in his navy v-neck pullover and matching Bermuda-style shorts, the summer uniform of the school, the 4-year-old Prince shook hands with the head of the school, Helen Haslam, before entering the building.
George is the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is third in line for the throne, after his grandfather and father. The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte and just announced they were expecting a third child in spring 2018.
During her first 2 pregnancies Kate suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum which is an extreme form of morning sickness. She was hospitalized when she was pregnant with George in 2012 because of it. Earlier this week she was forced to cancel her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Center in London, because it appears she is suffering from the same condition in this pregnancy as well.
She was hoping to feel better in time to take George to school, but things didn't work out the way she had planned.