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Here's How British Royals Marked Their First Days of School

Prince George isn't alone in making it a photo op.
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Prince George melted hearts around the world on his first day of school. The future king looked nervous as his dad, Prince William, brought him to his first day of class. And as it turns out, a first day of school is a much-photographed occasion for the royal family, dating back to the days of George's grandfather, Prince Charles. Check out how royals marked their first day of school through the generations.

PRINCE GEORGE


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On September 7, 2017, Prince William accompanied Prince George for his first day at Thomas's school, where he was met by Helen Haslem, head of the lower school.

PRINCE HARRY


On September 11, 1989, Prince Harry joined his older brother Prince William, and mother Princess Diana, for his first day at Wetherby School.

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PRINCE WILLIAM


On January 15, 1987, Princess Diana took Prince William to his first day at Wetherby School in London, where he was welcomed by headmistress Frederika Blair Turner.

PRINCE ANDREW


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Queen Elizabeth II took Prince Andrew to his first day at Heatherdown Preparatory School, a boarding school, on September 13, 1968.

PRINCESS ANNE


On September 20, 1963, Queen Elizabeth II (far left) took Princess Anne to boarding school Benenden College, to meet teachers and new classmates.

PRINCE CHARLES


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On April 2, 1962, Prince Charles met Robert Chew, the headmaster of Gordonstoun School, on his first day as a student there. His father Prince Philip, who attended the school himself, accompanied him on the big day.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND PRINCESS MARGARET


The then-Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Prince Margaret, were educated by private tutors. So they didn't have a first day of school necessarily, but they did get to study with a corgi at their feet, as they did here in 1940.

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From: ELLE US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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