So what does the future King of the United Kingdom look like on his first day at nursery? Is he wearing a mini crown as he greets each of his new classmates?
Well, no. Little Prince George looks like any other slightly nervous 2-year-old on his first day of nursery.
Dressed up in his new navy-blue quilted coat with a sky-blue rucksack on his back, he scrunches his hand into a little face that says, “Mum, seriously, can you stop taking pictures now?”
The pics, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge and shared on Twitter, show Prince George arriving at Westacre Montessori school nursery in Norfolk on Wednesday.
The nursery, in a former chapel, is near the family’s country home at Anmer Hall.
The nursery reportedly costs £5.50 an hour to attend – and George will go there while his parents are staying in Norfolk but not when they are at their London home, Kensington Palace.
In another shot, George has spotted the colourful painted wall behind him and seems to be pointing to something on it.
Well, at least there’s no tears (although, we’d like to see how the ‘waving bye bye’ bit went!)
Older generations of British royals didn’t usually attend nursery but Princess Diana broke the trend when she sent Prince William to a nursery school near Kensington Palace in London. And it seems William intends for his children to have a similarly normal(ish) start in life.
Photos: Twitter / Kensington Palace