Britain's Prince George will not be given "any special treatment" at school, his principal said on Thursday, as the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne took his first steps into a new classroom.
George, 4, was taken by his father, Prince William, from their Kensington Palace home to Thomas's Battersea school in southwest London. His mother, Kate, remained at home because she is suffering from severe morning sickness with the pregnancy of her third child.
A nervous-looking George was met by Head of Lower School, Helen Haslem, who escorted the young prince and his father to the classroom. The principal of Thomas's London Day Schools, Ben Thomas, said the school wanted to provide George with a safe and happy environment in which to learn and grow.