Prince George Will Have Prince William And Kate Middleton By His Side On His First Day At School

The Duke and Duchess will accompany George on the school run

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It's a big day for Prince George next week as he starts his first day at school, and just in case it ends up looking a little bit like this, he'll have both his mother and his father by his side for support.

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be accompanying George to Thomas's in Battersea, on Thursday, September 7, and no doubt holding his hand as they arrive at the gates.

Kate had previously told fellow Thomas's parents earlier this year: 'I may see you at the school gates' (via The Telegraph).

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The Duke and Duchess will then be met on arrival by the Head of Lower School, Helen Haslem, who will escort the royals to Prince George's reception classroom.

The private day school - where fees cost from £17,604 a year - has been described as 'busy' and 'slightly chaotic' in a review by The Good Schools Guide.

Thomas's was reviewed by the Guide as: 'A big, busy, slightly chaotic school for cosmopolitan parents who want their children to have the best English education money can buy. That is what they want and, to a large degree, that is what they get.'

It's hoped that the royals will release official photos of George arriving at his school for the first time, following the protocol of Prince William and Prince Harry, who were both photographed at the gates of their private school Wetherby.

Princess Diana took Prince William to school on his first day after Prince Charles was stuck in a snowstorm, but both were present on Prince Harry's first day.

The school run will mark a fresh new start for the Cambridge family, who are settling full-time in London to support the Queen on her royal duties.

William will be completing a full programme of engagements throughout the autumn, and continue to work on his key charities.

Kate will be helping George settle into school, and supporting Princess Charlotte as she starts nursery, as well as continuing with her charity work.

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