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The four-year-old royal looked like little Prince Charming.

If Prince George was nervous about attending his first day of school on Thursday, September 7, he didn’t show any signs of being frightened. Perhaps because the third-in-line heir had a familiar face by his side— his dad, Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge was there, like most parents on their child’s first day of school, to hold George’s hand for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea School in London.

His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, was unable to join the father-son duo for the special occasion. She’s expecting her third child and suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, an illness commonly associated with severe morning sickness. Fortunately, the royal tot had his dad to escort him through the school gates and carry his bag. Like a true Southern gentleman across the pond, the young Prince even greeted and shook hands with the headteacher of lower school, Helen Haslem. 

But just before entering class, George showed off his stately uniform, consisting of navy shorts, a light blue shirt, navy ankle socks, and black shoes. Needless to say the cute tyke looked just as dapper coordinating with his dad, as the Duke once did himself, when he and Princess Diana accompanied Prince Harry on his first day at Wetherby Prep School in 1989.

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Of course, George appeared to be a tad bit more shy and timid than his uncle Harry, who practically raced towards the prep school, with the Princess of Wales walking quickly behind him to catch up. But maybe the little monarch was trying to maintain his regal charm, or possibly he’s still getting used to the idea of becoming a big brother to another sibling.

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George will be joining a class of 20 other students at the preparatory school, and we hope to see a glimpse of the glowing mom-to-be for the next milestone moment.