Prince George Looks Adorably Nervous On His First Day of School

Prince George arrives at Thomas's Battersea with his father the Duke of Cambridge for his first day of school

The 4-year-old royal started his first day of class on Thursday, walking nervously into school while clutching the hand of dad Prince William.

The prince, who will be known as George Cambridge to his classmates, was helped out of the auto by William after being driven inside the school gates at around 8.45am.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who is now pregnant with her third child originally planned that she would be the one to take her son to school however she was dealing with severe morning sickness so couldn't make it.

Ben Thomas, who is principal of Thomas's London Day Schools and was headmaster of Thomas's Battersea for 18 years, said: 'He is going to be focusing on his classroom.

As expected, he wore a school uniform: navy blue shorts, a navy blue sweater with red stitching, and a light-blue collared shirt underneath. Check out how royals marked their first day of school through the generations.

Instead, Prince William dropped off their son as planned, driving him to school in the family's Range Rover.

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The prince's full name is His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, but he will be known in school simply as "George Cambridge", according to The Daily Beast.

While royal enthusiasts many wonder why Prince George is nearly always outfitted in shorts, style gurus say it's simply tradition.

BATTERSEA, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: A general view of Thomas's Battersea school on August 1, 2017 in Battersea, England.

Previously, Prince George attended nursery at the Westacre Montessori School, in Norfolk.

The little Prince looked understandably nervous, replacing his usually jovial grin with a look of grave apprehension as he began to comprehend his fate. The duo were then taken into the school by Haslem. It's not just for boys, either: The study found that sales for girls' shorts have risen 17 percent since past year. According to its website, its curriculum includes art, ballet, drama and French.

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