- Pool New/Reuters
First day jitters are normal for kids heading off to school for the first time, but many actually look forward to going once they settle.
This isn’t the case for Prince George, according to his father Prince William.
On September 7, a nervous-looking Prince George, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, arrived for his first day at the £6,000 ($8,000)-a-term Thomas’s Battersea prep school in London.
The pair were met by the head of lower school on arrival, who shook Prince George’s hand and led him to his reception classroom.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Prince William has been taking the little Prince to school every morning since – but has now revealed that the school run has been met with a little resistance.
Speaking to 31-year-old mother-of-two Louise Smith on a visit to Milton Keynes on Tuesday, where he marked the 50th anniversary of the town, William revealed that George doesn’t always want to go to school.
“It was really exciting meeting William,” Smith said. “He told me he’d just dropped Prince George off at school and he didn’t want to go. Sounds a bit like mine really.”
Prince William predicted that George may lose the taste for school on his first day, The Telegraph said. “We are all seeing how long that lasts before he doesn’t want to go,” the Duke is reported to have said.