Find Out What Prince George Packed in His Backpack on the First Day of School

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Prince George on his first day of preschool. The Duchess of Cambridge

What's in My Bag: Tiny Royals Edition!

Prince George kicked off 2016 with a milestone event: He started preschool at Westacre Montessori in Norfolk, England, on Wednesday, January 6.

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On the first day of school, it's important to be prepared, and Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2-year-old firstborn definitely had all his bases covered. Inside his sky-blue knapsack was an indoor pair of shoes ("There's a school rule that outdoor shoes must be taken off in the morning and only worn for rec when they go outside," a source close to the royal family tells Us Weekly), an extra pair of pants and socks, a spare sweater (just in case his outfit gets dirty), and a piece of fruit (Westacre teachers advise parents to pack healthy snacks).

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But just because he brought the produce doesn't mean he gets to enjoy it. George's offering ends up in a large bowl with all of his classmates', and come snack time, everyone picks out of the bowl. "This encourages sharing," the source tells Us.

And of course the young royal started his week off in his signature preppy style, bundled up in a blue, quilted coat by John Lewis, with red plaid lining and suede elbow patches. He was all smiles as he went in to join the other students, the source says. "George is very confident around other children; there were no tears," the insider tells Us, adding that the same might not have been the case for the Duchess of Cambridge, who "couldn't help but get emotional after dropping him off."


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