It’s been a very exciting start to the New Year for Prince George, as the future King started nursery school in Norfolk today, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The nearly two-and-a-half-year-old prince had a “good” first day at Westacre Montessori.
It was no doubt nerve-racking for the Duke and Duchess who were both there for Prince George’s big day. Keen photographer Kate took two gorgeous pictures of Prince George in front of the school’s colorful mural. Wearing a smart blue anorak and backpack, Prince George couldn’t have looked cuter as he made his way in, and there was no sign of tears that Mum and Dad would soon be leaving.
A source close to the couple told Royal Watch that Prince George will attend the nursery part time. “He will be going two to three days a week, and this will be the only nursery he will attend,” the source said.
The couple has shunned expensive London nurseries in favor of the local Montessori because they spend most of their time as a family in Norfolk. At 33 pounds a day ($48.25, at current exchange), the nursery is a fraction of the cost of better-known nurseries in central London, where fees can run into thousands of dollars.
As a young boy, William also attended a Montessori, and Westacre has an excellent reputation in the area. Class sizes are small, with just 27 children at the school—of course, none of them as famous as little Prince George.