Prince George will start going to a nursery school beginning next month. He will begin his early childhood education at the Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk from January, 2016. The school is a converted chapel close to his countryside home Anmer Hall.

Kate Middleton and Prince William announced the news via Kensington Palace’s Twitter on Friday. It is the same day when the palace released a family portrait of the British royal couple and their two kids. Kate and William sent Christmas greetings to their well-wishers worldwide.

“We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children,” said a spokesman of the nursery. The nursery school is near King’s Lyn at East Walton, about a 20-minute drive from Anmer Hall. The nursery has been running for 23 years, and takes a maximum of 20 children, Hello reports.

The royal couple has requested for George’s privacy continue to be protected, US Weekly reports.

Little George’s parents want him to enjoy going to a local school, while his dad William attends his duty as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot in Norfolk. He reportedly will not attend nursery school regularly. The nursery school functions from 9 am to 12 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2.45 pm.

George is expected to start attending school from the end of January. Talking about the Westacre Montessori School Nursery, a royal source said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thought that the school was very welcoming and the staff was lovely and would offer the toddler a very special experience.

However, William attended a nursery school on the insistence of his mother, Princess Diana. She wanted her son to be exposed to children of his own age and so he started schooling at Mrs Mynors’ School, BBC reports. George’s grandfather Prince 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.

On Wednesday, George and his little cousins stole the show at Elizabeth's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

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