Prince George Attends His First Day of School With Prince William as Kate Stays at Home

The 4-year-old royal looks shy as he arrives at Thomas's Battersea in London with his father, while his mom Kate Middleton stays home with severe morning sickness.

AceShowbiz - Prince George has officially begun his first day of primary school in London. The 4-year-old royal arrived at Thomas's Battersea school, a private school in Battersea, South London, on Wednesday, September 6 with his father Prince William.

Rocking a navy blue sweater and matching short pants, George looked shy as he arrived at the school holding his father's hand. They were greeted by Helen Haslem, the head of Thomas's lower school, who then escorted them inside.

Back in January 2016, George attended his first day of nursery school near the family’s country home in Norfolk. Thomas's Battersea, which is about four miles south of the family's Kensington Palace home, is a coeducation school with tuition of $22,000 a year. The school has about 500 students from a variety of backgrounds.

George's first day of primary school came just a few days after it was announced that Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their third child. As with her other two pregnancies, she is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum or acute morning sickness that forced her to skip George's first day of school.

"Unfortunately The Duchess of Cambridge remains unwell, and will not be able to accompany Prince George on his first day of school. The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned," said a Kensington Palace spokesperson.

The Duchess is believed to be between eight and twelve weeks pregnant and is expected to deliver the baby sometime between mid-March and mid-June. The baby will be born fifth in line to the throne and bump Prince Harry into sixth place.

Appearing at the Police Chief's National Mental Health and Policing Conference on Tuesday, September 4 in Oxford, England, William gave an update on his wife's condition. "There's not much sleep going on at the moment." Alluding to his wife's acute morning sickness, he also 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."

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