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Prince George arrives for first day of school in London

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WATCH ABOVE: Prince George arrives with his father, Prince William, for his first day of school – Sep 7, 2017

LONDON – Prince William‘s pregnant wife Catherine was too ill with morning sickness Thursday to take young Prince George to his first day of school.

The four-year-old prince arrived at school holding the hand of his father.

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Kate had planned to accompany them but cancelled. “Unfortunately the Duchess of Cambridge remains unwell,” a Kensington Palace statement said.

George arrived on time for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea school in south London. He was met by Helen Haslem, a senior teacher who introduced him to the other students.

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Prince William follows in Diana’s footsteps by taking Prince George to first day of school – Sep 7, 2017

The palace said earlier this week that Kate is pregnant with her third child and is suffering from acute morning sickness, as in her earlier pregnancies.

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She has cancelled several public appearances since the announcement.

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