Prince George is 'settling into nursery very well'

Emily Nash

Prince George is getting into the swing of nursery as his parents the Duke and Duchess Cambridge enjoy a "very happy time" in their family life, a source told HELLO!.

As William and Kate gear up for a busy year of engagements in support of the Queen and their charities, a friend of the royals' said: "They’re looking forward to the various projects in the months ahead. It’s a very happy time for them as a family, having spent Christmas as their first Christmas as a family of four.

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This is a very happy time for the family of four

"George is settling into nursery very well and they continue to be very grateful for the widespread support they are receiving from people all over the world."

The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to an exciting year including their much-anticipated tour of India and Bhutan and they will also be at the forefront of a series of major events to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

And according to sources, they are pulling out all the stops to support her in her milestone year.

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Prince George is settling into nursery very well

The insider added: "They want to play a full role in supporting the Queen’s service to the country and to the Commonwealth in her 90th year.

"Supporting the Queen is a top priority for them and they will play a full part in joining her for major events."

In addition to William’s work as an air ambulance pilot and Kate’s focus on Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who turns one in May, the couple, together with Prince Harry, will continue to work on mental health and wellbeing issues, supporting veterans, conservation issues and championing development opportunities for vulnerable young people and children.

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Supporting the Queen is a top priority for William and Kate

The source said: "They’ve spent quite a lot of time working through the details of certain issues they really care about and that’s because they want to make a big impact, focusing heavily on areas where they genuinely feel they can make a real difference."

That means William getting in as many shifts for East Anglia Air Ambulance as he can in the next couple of months, as he knows he will have more official commitments to keep him busy from March to June.

After beginning his job last summer, "he was quite pleased with the way he was able to strike a balance between official work and in particular, supporting the Queen, with his job as a pilot," said the source. "He found that very rewarding."