Kensington Palace Reveals The Young Prince Will Be Called ‘George Cambridge’ As He Starts School

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

It’s a big day for the British royal family: 4-year-old Prince George, third in line to the throne, has started school!

The child will be attending Thomas’s Battersea school instead of his father’s alma mater, Wetherby School. He arrived on his first day looking a little apprehensive — but we’re sure he’ll be making friends in no time!

What many fans of the royal family want to know is what the prince will be called by his classmates. According to Vogue, there was speculation that he would adopt the surname “Mountbatten-Windsor,” which is the one Queen Elizabeth adopted after marrying her husband.

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. He will also not be addressed as “Prince” in class.

His father, the Duke of Cambridge, also adopted a surname when he worked for East Anglian Air Ambulance. There, he was known as “Pilot William Wales.”

Prince George’s first day at school comes on the heels of Kensington Palace’s announcement that Kate Middleton is expecting her third child.

We look forward to seeing the little boy making huge strides in his education!

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Thumbnail Photo: Instagram / Kensington Palace

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