Prince George of Cambridge had his first day of nursery school on Tuesday, a big step in the education of the future King of England.

Looking adorable and excited, Prince George and his cheeks posed in front of a mural by the school. William and Kate released these two official photos on Wednesday, presumably after deleting all the ones of him crying about parting with his parents for the first time.

Prince George is going to a Montessori school, which along with the public and his lifestyle, will help him discover that he is special, all the while giving him an opportunity to mingle with commoners in his age group.

Sources: Twitter: Kensington Palace