Prince George's first day of nursery – what was inside his backpack?

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Like any doting parents, Prince William and Kate dropped off their son Prince George at nursery on his very first day. The couple made sure the young royal was well-equipped for the morning session, sending him with a backpack filled with supplies.

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Wearing a £30 navy quilted coat from John Lewis, George was pictured carrying a sky-blue backpack containing a change of clothes, a healthy snack and perhaps a favourite toy. The two-year-old looked like any pre-schooler eager to meet his new classmates.

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Prince George was dropped off at nursery by his doting parents William and Kate

Once inside the school, George was introduced to his teachers and soon-to-be playmates, before exploring the classroom for the first time.

George, who is attending the Westacre Montessori School in the village of East Walton in Norfolk, will learn how to play and interact with children his age and those a few years older.

Following the Montessori teaching method, classes are made up of children of mixed ages, up to five years old. The method encourages youngsters to learn through play and experimentation, rather than formal instruction.

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The couple thought the nursery was "very welcoming and the staff were lovely"

George already enjoys plenty of playtime at local parks and on trips to petting zoos, and is often pictured bonding with his caring mum Kate and grandmother Carole Middleton.

"He's going to be attending part time for a handful of hours per day," a royal source told HELLO!. "Both the Duke and Duchess dropped him off and it seems all went well."

Speaking about why the royals chose Westacre nursery – and not a London-based pre-school near Kensington Palace – a royal aide said: "The couple decided that it would just be nice for him to attend a local nursery school. They really liked Westacre. They thought it was very welcoming and the staff were lovely."

Unlike his dad William, George started his first day at nursery with no media present. Back in September 1985 little William, who was three years old at the time, was met by more than 100 reporters and photographers.

He was pictured leaving Mrs. Mynors' Nursery School with a Postman Pat flask and a finger puppet that he had made all by himself on his first day.