Prince George’s cousin is in his class at school

Olivia Morris

Turns out Prince George wasn’t all alone on his first day of school because his cousin is in the same class as him!

He appeared as nervous as any other four-year-old on his first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London but he wasn’t the only royal in attendance for their first day at the prep school.

Prince George wasn't the only role starting at Thomas's Battersea in London on Thursday. George's cousin Maud Windsor also started at the school the same day. Source: Getty
Prince George looked very happy with his dad Prince William after he finished his first day at school. Source: Getty

George is reportedly in the same class as his distant cousin Maud Windsor, daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Sophie Windsor.

How exactly are the pair “distantly” related?

Maud Windsor is also attending Thomas's Battersea joining her distant cousin Prince George. Here her parents Lord and Lady Windsor are pictured at Wimbledon this year. Source: Getty
Lord Frederick Windsor's father the Prince of Kent is the Queen's cousin making Maud and George distant cousins. Here the Prince and Princess of Kent and Lord and Lady Windsor attend the Trooping of the Colour at Buckingham Palace earlier this year. Source: Getty

Well, four-year-old Maud is the first grandchild of Prince Michael of Kent and his wife, the Princess of Kent.

The Prince of Kent is a first cousin twice removed from Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William’s grandmother making Maud Windsor the distant cousin of Prince George.

In pictures that have surfaced online, Maud was dressed in the same uniform as George albeit in a knee-length navy skirt, a crest embellished cardigan and a cute red bow in her hair.

Lord Windsor is seen dropping his daughter off for her first day in the photos.

Lord and Lady Windsor, Maud’s parents, regularly socialise within the royal inner-circle including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Lord and Lady Windsor socialised with the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Andrew, Camilla Parker Bowles at a royal event. Here they are pictured with the inner-royal circle on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Source: Getty

The couple were present at the Queen’s official 90th birthday celebrations last year at the Mall appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony with Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, Camilla Parker-Bowles and other royals.

They also attended the celebrations this year.

Lord and Lady Windsor regularly attend royal events. Here they are at the Trooping of the Colour last year standing on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Source: Getty

Wearing his tiny but dapper uniform, Prince George was accompanied by dad Prince William on the big day.

But mum Kate Middleton was not in attendance, presumbably still suffering badly from hyperemesis gravidarum – severe morning sickness – which can cause extreme illness and hospitalisation.

The royal was just like any other nervous four-year-old on their first day of school. Source: Getty
Prince George was accompanied by his dad Prince William on his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea. Source: Kensington Palace
Prince George looked nervous as he entered the school with his father Prince William. Source: Kensington Palace
Unfortunately the Duchess of Cambridge missed her son's first day of school. He was accompanied by his father Prince William. Source: Getty

Prince George was met instead by the Head of Lower House at Thomas's Battersea, Helen Haslem.

The $30,000 per year school has a major emphasis on kindness amongst pupils.

On the school’s website the headmaster Simon O’Malley states that the school’s core values are “courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers.”

George fit right in at school in his school uniform looking very cute. Source: Getty
The royal was just like any other nervous four-year-old on their first day of school. Source: Getty
Prince George was greeted by Ms Helen Haslem Head of Lower School on his first day as he was accompanied by his father Prince William. Source: Getty

Pupils at the school are expected to turn into “flourish as conscientious and caring citizens of the world” and the school will “equip pupils for life in modern Britain.”

The prep school also discourages students to from having any best friends to avoid any pupils being left out.

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Prince George resembled his dad Prince William on his first day of school. William is pictured here with his mother Princess Diana taking him to his prep school Wetherby in Marylebone London. Source: Getty
George is attending Thomas's Battersea Prep School in London. Source: Getty

It has been an exciting week for the little royal after Kensington Palace announced another little sibling for George and his little sister Princess Charlotte is on the way.

Both George’s father and uncle, Prince Harry attended Wetherby Preparatory School in Marylebone London and were accompanied by their parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their first days.

Kensington Palace posted some sweet throwback pictures of William and Harry attending Wetherby earlier today.

Throwback: Kensington Palace posted some sweet photos back when Prince William and Prince Harry started their first days of school. Here they are accompanied by their late mother Princess Diana. Source: Kensington Palace
Prince William and Prince Harry attend Wetherby Prep School in London. Prince George is attending Thomas's Battersea Prep School in London. Source: Getty

Thomas's Battersea does have some impressive alumni including stars such as Cara Delevingne and singer Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine.

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