• STV
  • MySTV

Kate too ill to take George to his first day of school

Prince George will start primary school on Thursday morning at Thomas's Battersea.

School: Prince William attended Prince George on his first day.
School: Prince William attended Prince George on his first day. ITV

Prince George will be taken for his first day at school today - but his mum remains too ill to go with him.

The Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from acute morning sickness as she has done with her previous two pregnancies.

Prince George will be taken to school by his Dad, the Duke of Cambridge, as planned.

The four-year-old is starting a Thomas's Battersea - a private school in south London.

The school is about 20 minutes drive from Kensington Palace to where the Cambridges relocated over the summer.

They moved from their house in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, when the Prince William gave his job as an air ambulance pilot so he can take up more work on behalf of the Queen.

The preparatory school, which costs £18,000 per year, was chosen by the Duke and Duchess so they can give George as normal a life as possible.

He will return home to Kensington each night.

George is a pupil at Thomas’s Battersea, which costs £18,000 per year.
George is a pupil at Thomas’s Battersea, which costs £18,000 per year. PA

His father and uncle, Prince William and Harry, similarly attended preparatory schools close to Kensignton Palace.

William and Kate announced on Monday that there were expecting their third child.

They were forced to make a statement after the Duchess cancelled an engagement as she was too unwell.

Doctors are treating her at Kensignton Palace.

She has Hyperemesis Gravidarum - acute morning sickness which requires hydration and nutrients.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "Unfortunately The Duchess of Cambridge remains unwell, and will not be able to accompany Prince George on his first day of school.

"The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned."

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.