15 Adorable Photos of Royals’ First Days of School
They're just as cute as you'd imagine!
Prince Edward starts school
At four years old, Prince Edward (Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son) started attending lessons from Adelaide Griggs with Katherine Hussey, the daughter of Her Majesty’s Lady-in-Waiting Susan Hussey. Brush up on your royal knowledge with this easy chart that explains the royal family tree.
Prince William starts nursery school
When a three-year-old Prince William went to his first day at a private nursery school in September 1985, both Prince William and Princess Diana dropped their son off with headmistress Jane Mynor. Check out these other 11 rarely seen photos of Princess Diana.
Prince William in stripes
He wore a very cute striped sweater, with matching red shorts and shoes.
Prince William starts pre-preparatory school
After a summer break, Prince William headed back to Wetherby in September 1988, with his mom and little brother by his side. (Find out what William and Harry really ate as kids.)
Prince Harry starts nursery school
The whole family came along when Prince Harry started his first day at Chepstow Villas School in September 1987. Even though Prince William had graduated up to pre-prep school, he was there for his little brother. Learn what really happened between Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
William goes back to school
In January 1987, Prince William attended his first day at the London pre-preparatory school Wetherby School. Things must have gone well because he flashed a thumbs-up while showing off some artwork to the press.
Harry has some fun
Who says school is all work and no play? At his first day of school, Prince Harry—with a Thomas the Tank Engine bag in tow—kept things interesting by spying on reporters through toilet paper binoculars.
Prince Harry goes to pre-preparatory school
Eventually, the royal brothers would get to go to school together. In September 1989, William returned to Wetherby while Harry started his first-ever day at the school.
Princess Diana leaves Harry’s school with Prince William after dropping off her youngest son on his first day back.
Prince William starts college
The family was all smiles in 1995 when Prince William started his first day of school at Eton College, a boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18. Don’t miss this story of the hilarious surprise Diana gave William for his 13th birthday.
On the eve of school
Prince Harry got to meet with Dr. Andrew Gailey, the master of Eaton House, on the eve of his first day of boarding school.
Prince George starts nursery school
Before the world cooed over Prince George’s first day of school, he went to nursery school at Westacre Montessori in January 2016. Learn the last name Prince George uses goes by class.
Prince George starts school
Prince George was a little nervous for his first day of big boy school in 2017. He holds his Dad’s hand as well as the headteacher, Helen Haslem.
Princess Charlotte starts nursery school
Princess Charlotte was all smiles for her first day of nursery school in her adorable scarf and red coat with matching shoes.
Princess Charlotte’s first day of school
The little princess was very excited for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, in South London in September of 2019. She arrived for her first day with her parents and big brother, George. The royals do a lot more than just attend school—take a look at these candid, rarely seen photos of the family.