As Prince George heads off to preschool, proud mom Catherine snaps some pics

With a quilted coat and a light blue backpack, a boy who could one day be king set off Wednesday on his educational journey.

Kensington Palace, helpfully, then released two images of 2-year-old Prince George arriving for his first day at a Norfolk preschool.

The shots, taken by his mom Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, show the third in line to the British throne posing for the camera and marveling at a mural at the Westacre Montessori School. According to People, the school is a short drive from the family's country mansion, Anmer Hall.

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Prince William and Duchess Catherine, who welcomed Princess Charlotte in May, announced last month that their golden-haired heir would begin school before the end of January. 

The school officials said they are "looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children."

The family of four, who've been living in the countryside, have from time to time released images of their wee ones, several of which have been snapped by their mum. Just last August, the duke and duchess took a stance against the dissemination of paparazzi images of their children in the tabloids and the tactics deployed to obtain them.

"The Duke and Duchess are of course very fortunate to have private homes where photographers cannot capture images of their children," said Jason Knauf, communications secretary for the Cambridges. "But they feel strongly that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte should not grow up exclusively behind palace gates and in walled gardens. They want both children to be free to play in public and semi-public spaces with other children without being photographed. In addition, the privacy of those other children and their families must also be preserved."

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