Prince George's first day of nursery school makes our hearts explode -- see the pics!

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It's a royal milestone.

Prince George, 2, celebrated his first day of school on Wednesday, attending Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk, England. Sporting a quilted navy coat with brown elbow patches and a powder blue backpack, George looked more than ready to learn new things and make some new friends!

"Prince George arrives for his first day at Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk today," Kensington Palace captioned one of the adorable Instagram photos documenting the occasion.



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The Palace released two photos, which were taken by George's mother, Kate Middleton. "The [photos] show Prince George standing in front of the mural on the outside of the nursery building," the Palace shared.



Westacre cost $8.20 per hour -- or $49 per day to attend -- and is housed in a converted chapel. Montessori refers to an educational style that emphasizes independent learning, and respect for the child's psychological development.

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Prince George onboard after a ceremony to mark the departure of the royal visit at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
Prince George arrives with family to attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
The Duke of Cambridge with his son Prince George at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
Prince George plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
Prince George plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
Prince George plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
Prince George stands between his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as the Royal Party, including his sister Princess Charlotte, arrive at Victoria International Airport, in Victoria, Canada, on the first day of their official tour of Canada.

Prince William carries George as they leave Charlotte's christening.

July 2015

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Prince George makes a face at the camera as he celebrates his little sister's big day.

July 2015

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Prince William hold George's hand as they walk to the church.

July 2015

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Curious George peers over his shoulder at the crowds nearby.

July 2015

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Kate and George play while watching Prince William in a polo match.

June 2015

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Prince George chats with his dad William after the match, with his grandfather Charles looking on.

June 2015

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Prince George makes his balcony debut! He sits in his dad's arms during the Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

June 2015

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George watches his mom and dad arrive during the Trooping parade, having a lot of fun with his nanny Maria.

June 2015

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The little Prince has mastered the royal wave!

June 2015

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George has fun watching the parade.

June 2015

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George gives a final wave to his adoring public.

June 2015

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Prince George holds his newborn baby sister, her first official photos, photographed by Duchess Kate herself.

May 2015

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George gives Charlotte a kiss -- too cute!

May 2015

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On the day Princess Charlotte was born, Prince William ran to pick up his son to visit his little sister.

May 2015

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George gets a kiss from dad as they entered the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital. 

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William tries to walk with George -- who just wanted to be carried! -- as they visit Charlotte and Kate. 

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

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Happy birthday George! This photo of the royal baby confidently walking around on two feet was released for his first birthday.

July 2014

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The royal cutie pie plays with butterflies when he and his parents visited the Natural History Museum's butterfly exhibition. 

July 2014

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So adorable, but anyone else terrified for this butterfly right now? #babieswillbebabies

July 2014

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Prince George was up on his feet watching William play polo on Father's Day. 

June 2014

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Kate holds wiggly George at the polo match.

June 2014

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"Okay bye mom!" 

June 2014

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"Um Mom, who is this lady?" 

April 2014

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The always fashionable George was decked out in red for the last day of the royal tour. 

April 2014

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"Wait! I think I dropped my toy - no seriously, I can see it from here!" 

April 2014

Photo: Chris Jackson via Getty Images

This cutie touches down in Australia's capital. 

April 2014

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William, Kate and George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and George got to meet a bilby! He was really excited about it. 

April 2014

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Just a dad and his boy!

April 2014

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Testing out his Princely roar.

April 2014

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Just look at those chubby little cheeks!

April 2014

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We couldn't help but laugh out loud at George's mean mug right here.

April 2014

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Playing with his toy bilby.

April 2014

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"Okay mom. It's really bright out here... AND I'm wearing ruffles. Can we talk about this?"

April 2014

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"What's up, Australia?"

April 2014

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Ah, the Princely handshake.

April 2014

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We're obsessed with William and George's matching fly-away hair as they left New Zealand.

April 2014

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Looks like it's nap o'clock!

April 2014

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"Here, mom, let me help you."

April 2014

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Too cute for words.

April 2014

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This photo is Kate's favorite from their royal tour, where baby George had just woken up from his nap and was so happy to hug his mom.

April 2014

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Little George during his New Zealand playdate!

April 2014

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Baby George arrives in New Zealand.

April 2014

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This photo might just be our favorite -- Georgie looks like he's trying to dive out of Kate's arms! Good thing she has a solid grip.

April 2014

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Such a cutie!

April 2014

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The palace released this official photo just a week before the family takes off for Australia and New Zealand. Oh how he's grown! Cutie George gazes at his pup, Lupo (in a dashing sweater with his name on it).

March 2014

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Kate and William proudly presented George on his christening day.

October 2013

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Quite the outfit, Georgie!

October 2013

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William and George.

October 2013

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William and George.

October 2013

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Kate, in Alexander McQueen, and George in the royal christening dress.

October 2013

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Kate and George.

October 2013

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George's first official portrait! Lupo got to be in this one, too. 

August 2013

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Kate debuts her son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

July 2013

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Kate, William and George.

July 2013

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George made his public debut just a day after being born!

July 2013

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Kate, William and George.

July 2013

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Kate wore a simple, pretty, polka-dotted dress by Jenny Packham.

July 2013

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William carries George to the car.

July 2013

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Cutie heads home!

July 2013

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Prince George's father, 33-year-old Prince William, recently admitted that fatherhood has made him "more emotional" in a new ITV documentary, When Ant and Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust.

"I never used to really kind of sort of get too wound up or worried about things," Prince William, who's also a father to 8-month-old Princess Charlotte, explained. "But now, the smallest little things, I can feel. You well up a little bit more, and you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think -- as a father -- just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective, the idea of not being around to see your children grow up."

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