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Prince George starts school

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Britain’s Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school in London on Thursday.

Reuters LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday, but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from severe morning sickness.

George, 4, was taken by his father, Prince William, from their Kensington Palace home to Thomas’ Battersea school in southwest London, which says its most important rule is to “Be Kind” and charges almost £18,000 ($23,490) per pupil per year.

“We expect our pupils to make impressive progress as a result of their own hard work, the best efforts of their teachers, the judicious support of their parents and the encouragement of their peers,” the school says on its website.

A nervous-looking George, wearing a school uniform, held his father’s hand as the head of lower school, Helen Haslem, escorted the royal duo to his classroom.

His mother Kate missed the occasion due to acute morning sickness and has cancelled other engagements this week after the palace announced on Monday that she was expecting her third child.Speech

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