Why Prince George's first day back to school will be extra special this year

He's going back to school in just a few weeks...

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Prince George only has a few weeks left of his summer break to enjoy, but there might be a reason his first day back this year will be extra special.

It's been a very exciting summer for the tiny royal (opens in new tab), who reportedly celebrated his fifth birthday in the Caribbean (opens in new tab) in what was the Cambridges first holiday as a family of five, and has been enjoying the rest of his break in his first ever home, Anmer Hall.

But now it's almost time for the five-year-old to go back to school, as the first term at his school, Thomas's Battersea, starts in less than a month - on Thursday, 6th September.

It was only last year that the little royal started 'big school', and while his first day at a new place with new people must have been very exciting, there was someone very important missing by his side.

Prince George's first day was only a few weeks after his mum and dad announced they were expecting their third child (opens in new tab), and Kate was suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (opens in new tab), an acute form of morning sickness that she also experienced during her first two pregnancies.

The condition forced her to pull out from two public engagements that week, and she ultimately did not feel well enough to accompany her firstborn on his first day in school.

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Kensington Palace tweeted at the time: 'Prince George will this morning attend his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea, accompanied by his father The Duke of Cambridge.'

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George is likely to have mum Kate by his side when he goes back to school this year

They later added, alongside cute pictures of the little royal with his dad William: 'Prince George arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea with his father The Duke of Cambridge.'

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Now, nearly a year later, Kate will still be enjoying her maternity leave when it's time for George to hit the books again, so we bet it will be a very special first day back to school for him, as he will have his mum by his side this time.

And we bet Kate, who's certainly been busy looking after her newborn baby Prince Louis, wouldn't miss it as it was recently reported that she was the one taking George to school on the morning after she gave birth to Louis!

Mariana Cerqueira
Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is a lifestyle writer who has written for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life. She joined the Goodto.com team as an intern after completing her journalism MA at City University. After six months spent writing about food, celebrity news, and family trends, Mariana left to write for Healthy Food magazine - but returned in 2017, to join the Future team once again. In her spare time, you’ll find Mariana in the kitchen cooking for her friends.