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Prince George Attends His First Day At School

Dressed in a cute quilted jacket, Prince George began his first day at school—but will the media keep their distance?

01.06.16 7:55 PM ET

Kate Middleton’s determination to give Prince George as normal an upbringing as possible received its most dramatic demonstration so far today as the young Prince attended his first day at kindergarten.

Prince George is expected to attend the Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk for the next two years, and the Cambridges released two pictures of George—dressed in a quilted jacket with a check-lined hood and carrying a natty light-blue backpack—in an attempt to pre-empt the attentions of paparazzi photographers. The photographs were taken by Kate.

Prince George starts Nursery

The Duchess of Cambridge

The pictures show Prince George standing in front of a mural on the outside of the nursery building.

The kindergarten is near Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ country home, and confirms speculation that this will be their main home for the next number of years.

A nursery spokesman had previously said that the school was “looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery.”

However, the palace made clear to reporters today that the school, which does not have a press spokesman, should not be approached for further comment.

The nursery is situated along a private road, which will help control photographers.

Nonetheless the regular dropoffs and pickups of George may prove a tempting target for international media.