A village pre-school is preparing to welcome a famous new pupil when it reopens after the Christmas break.
That’s because Prince George will attend the Westacre Montessori nursery in East Walton for the first time next month.
The move was announced in a statement issued on behalf of his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on Friday morning.
A new picture of them, together with George’s younger sister, Princess Charlotte, was also released to coincide with the announcement.
The nursery, which is around 10 miles from the family home at Anmer Hall, was rated as good when it was inspected by Ofsted earlier this year.
Prince George will attend for the first time before the end of January and a spokesman for the group said: “We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children.”
The announcement was made less than 24 hours after the Queen arrived in West Norfolk to begin her Christmas holiday on the Sandringham estate.
The 89-year-old monarch, who arrived at Lynn’s railway station on Thursday lunchtime with the Duke of Edinburgh, attended Sunday’s service at the St Mary Magdalene Church.
National media reports at the weekend have also claimed that a record number of royals, more than 30, will join the Queen for their Christmas celebrations later this week.