Prince George is growing up way too fast. The adorable 2-year-old, who is the son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, started school for the first time on Wednesday. He will be attending Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk, which is a short distance away from the family’s mansion, Anmer Hall.
“We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children,” the Westacre Montessori School Nursery said in a statement.
According to E! Online, the little tyke will only attend classes when his family will be staying at their Norfolk home. However, George won’t be able to attend school when his family will be residing at Kensington Palace in London.
The school only accepts 29 students at a time and costs $49 a day to attend. Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, both attended Montessori nursery school, but Duchess Kate attended a pre-school in Berkshire, right near her family’s home at the time.
The royal family posted photographs of the young prince and posted them publicly on social media. The pictures were taken by the Duchess, and in the first photo, Prince George is dressed in a navy quilted jacket with a light blue backpack on. In the second photograph, he is looking at a beautifully painted mural.
In a statement, Kensington Palace asked both the public and the media to leave the school alone due to the fact that it doesn’t have an official spokesperson.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue to be grateful for the public’s support for the privacy of their young family. They appreciate the ongoing care that the British press is showing around the privacy of their children and have been pleased with the constructive dialogue Kensington Palace has had with a number of international media outlets in recent months.”
The palace press team for the royal family said that both the Duke and Duchess are extremely grateful for the public respecting their privacy.
“They appreciate the ongoing care that the British press is showing around the privacy of their children and have been pleased with the constructive dialogue Kensington Palace has had with a number of international media outlets in recent months,” the press statement said, pleading for the continued privacy of George and the nursery’s staff, other children, and parents.
According to USA Today, Prince William and Duchess Kate announced last month that their son would be attending a Montessori nursery, which is not only closer to their home, but at the same time, they wanted to find a school that would provide better privacy and security rather than choosing a school in London.
Knowing that the media would want photographs of Prince George’s special day, Prince William and Duchess Kate allowed the press to have access to them. At the same time, the royal couple also sent out a plea insisting that the child will continue to remain out of the spotlight for the sake of privacy.
Because it was Prince George’s first day of school, his parents must have been overcome with emotion seeing their son starting his educational journey. His father even admitted in the past that being a dad has made him a lot more emotional, and one can bet that he had tears in his eyes when he dropped his little boy off to school for the very first time.
“I never used to really kind of sort of get too wound up or worried about things,” he said in an ITV documentary. “But now, the smallest little things, I can feel, you well up a little bit more and 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, the idea of not being around to see your children grow up.”
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