Despite only being two weeks into his educational journey, it appears Prince George is already fed up of school having found it heavy going.
During a visit to Milton Keynes, the Duke of Cambridge told a fellow parent: “I just dropped George off and he didn’t want to go.”
Prince William, who drops George off to school every day, hinted that like many parents, getting the four-year-old into school in the morning is no easy task.
The Duke was speaking to 31-year-old Louise Smith who chatted to the Prince after he came over to meet her two young children.
She said: “It was really exciting meeting William. 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.”
The Duke of Cambridge spent Tuesday in Milton Keynes to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.
Prince George attends the £18,000 per year Thomas’s School Battersea and was dropped off by his father on his first day earlier this month.
The young Prince is known as George Cambridge to his classmates. Thomas’s Battersea’s motto is “be kind” and requires that students “not just to tolerate but to celebrate difference, including faith, beliefs and culture.”
In addition to traditional subjects, George will be taught French, ballet, drama, art, and physical education at the fee-paying independent school.
George’s mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, has said in the past that she does not think her son “has any idea what’s going to hit him” as he begins school.
Maud Windsor, the daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, also attends Thomas’s Battersea. She is the granddaughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.