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Prince William Starts Kindergarten and Makes History

Associated Press

Three-year-old Prince William made royal history today when he began kindergarten in a $280-a-semester school run by a bishop’s daughter in the basement of her west London home.

William, first-born son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, is the first heir to the British throne to receive his preschool education at a kindergarten. Charles received his early education at Buckingham Palace.

William, dressed in striped sweater and red shorts, arrived for his first day at Jane Mynor’s kindergarten in Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill, a smart, Victorian row house five minutes’ drive from his home at Kensington Palace.

After prompting from Diana, William gave a somewhat reluctant royal wave to nearly 100 photographers pressing against police barriers, then turned and marched down the steps into the kindergarten, followed by his parents.

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Two hours later, he left, clutching the fruits of his first day’s labors--a crayon-colored paper mouse with a string tail.


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