Prince George started his nursery on a very low key on Wednesday. The first day of school for the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton was very discreet unlike his dad’s, which kicked off with much fanfare. The British royal couple in an endeavour to give their kids a normal life did not invite the press on the occasion.

The couple waited for two-year-old George to return home from his first day to notify the press, as they wanted to celebrate their son’s milestone in private. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dropped off their son themselves and the amateur photographer mom took photographs of George outside the nursery. “He’s going to be attending part time for a handful of hours per day,” a royal source said.

The insider added that the parents of the tot dropped him off at school and everything seemed to have gone well.

Meanwhile, George’s dad William started nursery in September 1985. But, his first day of pre-school was captured with lot of fanfare. Hundreds of photographers were lined up in front of Mrs. Mynors’ Nursery School to click the little prince after he arrived at the school at 9:30 am.

William was then dressed in a striped jumper, red shorts and red shoes. He was at that time forced to face dozens of reporters and photographers as he walked towards the nursery at 11 Chepstow Villas. He was greeted by the headmistress, who knelt down to take his hand.

William’s parents Princess Diana and Prince Charles had walked alongside their eldest son, with Diana holding his hand a little over 30 years ago. At that time, the 33-year-old royal was only three. He was inducted into the school group called the cygnets. The other two groups were the little swans and big swans.

It was the first time a member of the British royal family had attended a nursery outside the confines of Buckingham Palace. And it was Diana who wanted her son to attend a normal nursery school and interact with kids of his age.

George’s grandfather Charles’ nursery education took place in a room in the palace containing a blackboard, a desk and a governess. His great grandmother Queen Elizabeth II was educated at home. However, she went on educational trips with her nanny, Crawfie like a journey on the London Tube.