While the eyes were all on the future king starting his education at Thomas’s Battersea, another member of the royal family went mostly unnoticed starting her year off at the same school.
Maud Windsor, daughter of Lord and Lady Fredrick Windsor, was all smiles as she entered the school with her father.
The four-year-old was dressed in the same smart uniform as Prince George, only swapped out with a skirt rather than shorts and a red ribbon in her hair. Maud will be in the same class as Prince George.
Maud’s mother was likely at home with her one-year-old sister, Isabella.
Born on the 15th of August 2013 to Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina is the first grandchild of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, first cousin twice removed of Her Majesty the Queen. She was born at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Her parents were based in Los Angles at the time, so Lady Sophie was able to pursue a career in acting.
If it weren’t for her distant cousin, Prince George, her attendance at the school would have likely gone by without a blink of an eye.
Prince George was dropped off by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, and looked rather nervous as most four-year-olds are on the first day of school.
His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, was unable to join him as she is suffering from the crippling morning sickness that plagued her first two pregnancies. Kensington Palace announced that Catherine was expecting her and William’s third child on 4 September. She was forced to pull out of a planned engagement that afternoon and a joint appearance the next day with Princes William and Harry due to the morning sickness.