Even royals partake in this most beloved of pedestrian traditions: the first day of school. Inspired by Princess Charlotte's adorable pictures on her big day yesterday, we take a look back at our favorite royals on their first days. Many are even pictured later with their own children on their first days. Turns out even monarchs do the school run.
April 2, 1962
The Duke of Edinburgh joined Prince Charles as he greets the headmaster on his first day at Gordonstoun School.
August 27, 1980
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attends his first day of school in Oslo, Norway.
May 15, 1984
Zara Phillips (now Tindall), daughter of Princess Anne, is pictured here leaving her nursery school in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire on her 3rd birthday.
September 24, 1985
Prince William's first day of nursery school in Notting Hill seems to have gone well, and the little prince left happily in a red ensemble complete with a matching canteen.
January 15, 1987
Prince William poses outside the Wetherby School on his first day, providing incontrovertible proof that nobody does school uniforms like the English.
September 16, 1987
Prince Harry waved to photographers as he arrived for his first day at Mrs. Mynors's Nursery School in London.
September 12, 1989
Princess Diana accompanies her sons William and Harry to their first day at Wetherby School on September 12,
Princess Beatrice, who is Prince Andrew's oldest daughter, attends her first day of school in an adorable tunic and matching cap.
September 7, 1994
Princess Beatrice is accompanied by her sister, Princess Eugenie, for their first day at Upton House School In Windsor.
September 1, 1995
The royals mark Prince William's first day at Eton College with a family photo.
September 3, 1998
September 6, 2000
Princess Beatrice poses with her parents on her first day at St. George’s School in Ascot, England.
September 23, 2001
Prince Charles and Prince William walk around campus on William's first day at St. Andrews University.
September 06, 2001
Eleven-year-old Princess Eugenie smiles with her parents on her first day at St. George's School, Windsor.
January 4, 2006
Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit bring their daughter, Ingrid Alexandra, to her first day of preschool in Asker, near Oslo. She carries her very own lunchbox.
September 15, 2008
Princess Leonor of Spain attends her first day accompanied by her mother, Princess Letizia and her father, Prince Felipe (not pictured), at Santa Maria de
September 11, 2009
The following year, Princess Leonor's sister, Princess Sofia, attends her first day of school at El Pardo Infants School in Madrid, Spain.
August 25, 2014
Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, walk an exuberant Princess Estelle to her first day at pre-school in Stockholm, Sweden.
January 6, 2016
Prince George poses on his first day of nursery school in this sweet shot taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.
September 7, 2017
The Royals released this photo of Prince William hand-in-hand with his son George on his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London.
January 8, 2018
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors