It’s a special day for every young child, but perhaps more so when you’re little Prince George. The royal tot has enjoyed his first day at Westacre Montessori School, near the family home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Releasing the pictures on Kensington Palace’s social media accounts, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who took the pictures, were at the school gates to see him off. The images see George up against the school’s mural, displayed on an exterior wall of the building. Dressed in a navy quilted jacket and carrying a light blue rucksack, it is believed George, nearly two and a half, spent a few hours within the classroom to ease him into lessons.
Founded by Italian physician Maria Montessori in the early 1900s, her schools place an emphasis upon creativity and developing a sense of independence through education. With 700 schools in the UK, it’s a popular method of teaching; both Prince William and Harry attended Montessori schools in London. It’ll cost the Duke and Duchess £33 a day for George to attend, and to avoid confusion for the youngster, he won’t be attending another nursery when in London.
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