The little prince has become a little pupil.

His father, Prince William, joined him as mom Kate was too ill to come.

His father, Prince William, joined him as mom Kate was too ill to come.

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Prince George of Cambridge kicked off his education Thursday with his first day of school at London’s Thomas’s Battersea.

The 4-year-old was joined by his father, Prince William of Cambridge, who appeared to be assigned royal backpack-holding duties.

George’s mother, Duchess Kate of Cambridge, was forced to sit out her son’s first day, as she’s currently pregnant with her third child and suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness.

The third-in-line-to-the-throne tot appeared to be the picture of poise as he met with and shook the hand of Helen Haslem, head of the lower school, in pictures posted to Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account.

The palace also shared several throwbacks of Princes William and Harry happily heading off to their first days of school, accompanied by mom Diana in the ’80s.

Just as William and Harry went by the last name Wales in school (Prince Charles’ title is the Prince of Wales), George will be known as “George Cambridge,” according to the palace.

Thomas’s Battersea is a private day school with about 560 students between ages 4 and 13 in a swanky neighborhood in London. According to its website, its curriculum includes art, ballet, drama and French.

Though this is George’s first day of real school, he previously attended a Montessori pre-school near his family’s country retreat in Norfolk beginning in January 2016.

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