Prince George has only a few weeks until he goes back to school. The 5-year-old royal will return to Thomas Battersea in London, on Thursday, September 6th.
And this time, unlike last year, he will have both of his parents drop him off for his first day.
This time last year, Kate Middleton was sick with acute morning sickness, because of her pregnancy with Prince Louis and was unable to escort Prince George to school. But the little prince needn’t worry as he had his father by his side as he walked into his new school.
After exiting the family’s Range Rover when he arrived at the school, the prince looked a bit nervous and very serious as he greeted and shook hands with the head of Thomas’s lower school, Helen Haslem.
Ben Thomas, the former headmaster of Thomas’s Battersea and now the principal across several sister schools, told reporters that George will be treated the same as every other student attending the school, and hopes that he’ll feel “supported” in the school’s environment.
“Our aim for him, as well as for all of our pupils, is to provide a safe and secure and happy environment where he feels supported by a kind and loving community,” Thomas said. “That’s something we will be trying to achieve for him.”
A source has reported that the third in line to the British Throne is “very happy” at his new school, where he is known as George Cambridge.
The future had quite the busy summer. He started the season by having a big role to play in his Uncle Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. He also became a big brother for a second time, after the birth of his little brother Prince Louis.
He’s also had plenty of royal playdates, including a memorable appearance during William’s charity polo match alongside sister Princess Charlotte. And even though he loves being a big brother, he’s ready to spread his wings.
George is “very independent now and not as interested in playing with Charlotte all the time,” a source told PEOPLE. “They are close, but George likes to go off and do his own thing.”