Every parent worries about their tot starting school for the first time, and this is no different if you’re an heir to the throne. Prince William was spotted dropping Prince George off this morning for his first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea.
Unfortunately the Duchess of Cambridge was too unwell to join him on the school run as she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – an extreme form of morning sickness that the Duchess has suffered with on all three of her pregnancies.
Prince William can be seen holding George’s hand as he approaches the gates of his new primary school in his uniform. The four-year-old is attending an £18,000-a-year preparatory school in South West London.
The two princes were then greeted by Helen Haslem, the head of lower school. The young prince can be seen shaking her hand, dressed in navy shorts, long red socks and a blue and red jumper.
Previously, Prince George attended nursery at the Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk, yet now the royal family are moving to Kensington Palace as a permanent base, they found a school closer to home.
George joins his father and uncle Harry in the decision to attend school. Before this, most young Princes and Princesses were home schooled.
Take a look through our gallery of packed lunch ideas:
Mini energy balls
Who said energy balls had to be just be for those Instagram health bloggers? Packed with goodness, these mini energy balls
by Annabel Karmel are perfect for little tummies. Taking just 20 minutes to prepare, however big the batch might seem at the time, they won’t be around for long.
Packed with oats, flapjacks are a great energy boost to add to your little one’s lunchbox. Why not try making your own (and save money on the shop bought variety)? These superseed flapjacks
are quick and easy to make (and even quicker to disappear!)
A great option for little tummies, get creative with sweet or savory mini muffins for your tot. They’re bound to love these ruby red mini muffins
by the team at Ella’s Kitchen, made from beetroot and feta, or try spinach and cheese for a more classic muffin.
Cranberry and Hazelnut oat cookies
Another healthy alternative to sugary snacks, why not add some homemade cookies to your tot’s lunchbox? These cranberry and hazenut oat cookies
are super easy to make (depending on the nursery school rules, you might want to bake without the hazelnuts). What’s more, why not get your little one in the kitchen with you and bake these at the weekend?
Mini cheese and potato frittatas
Leftovers can work well in your toddler’s lunchbox now and again, especially if it can be served cold. Go for foods such as quiche or frittata as they can be cut into slices and wrapped in a cling film or foil. This mini cheese and potato frittata recipe
is a great option to try for lunch and dinner.
Pesto rice salad
If your toddler loves cheese as much as you do, why not try a cold pesto rice salad
. A good leftover option to make a change from sandwiches, either make your own pesto or add a shop bought variety.
A quick and easy way to make sandwiches more fun, use a cookie cutter
to create cute shapes. Whether it’s a dog or a butterfly, keep your little one guessing and make lunchtime a surprise!
Another leftover favourite, your little one is bound to love these bite sized sweetcorn fritters
. Suitable from six months, they are also a good option if you’re looking for different baby-led weaning ideas.