• Head of Lower School Helen Haslem greeted George on
    his first day at school 
  • The teacher wore a £250 L.K. Bennett ‘Amana’ dress in
    dusky pink
  • Eagle-eyed royal watchers noted its resemblance to
    Kate’s 2014 outfit
  • George was escorted by his father today as Kate
    battled morning sickness 

All eyes were on Thomas’s Battersea this morning as the heir
to the British throne arrived for his first day at school.

And wary that her photograph would be beamed out to the
world, Head of Lower School Helen Haslem no doubt wanted to
look her best.

The teacher opted for a dusky pink dress from LK Bennett as
she greeted the young prince and his father the Duke of Cambridge – and
eagle-eyed royal watchers noticed it bore a striking
resemblance to an outfit of Kate’s.

The Duchess, who was
unable to join George
for his big day due to a severe case of morning sickness,
wore a pale pink wool suit by Alexander McQueen during a
visit to Adelaide, Australia in 2014. 

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It bore a striking resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge's Alexander McQueen wool dress

George's new teacher Helen Haslem wore a pink L.K. Bennett dress

George’s new teacher Helen Haslem wore a pink L.K. Bennett
dress (right) that bore a striking resemblance to the
Duchess of Cambridge’s Alexander McQueen wool dress (left)

And Ms Haslem opted for a similar number this morning,
wearing a £250 L.K. Bennett ‘Amana’ dress in a pale pink hue.

The dress is suggested as an evening ensemble with its flared
skirt, elegant V-neckline and fluted sleeves. 

While it cost just a fraction of the price of Kate’s designer
version, Ms Haslem’s dress today could also be a subtle nod
to the Duchess’ favourite high street store.

The quintessentially British fashion brand has been a firm
favourite with Kate since she shot to fame as William’s
girlfriend and eventual wife.

Their most famous fan: L.K. Bennett is beloved by the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured here in a royal blue jacket dress by the British label at the Tower of London in 2014)

Their most famous fan: L.K. Bennett is beloved by the
Duchess of Cambridge (pictured here in a royal blue jacket
dress by the British label at the Tower of London in 2014)

The third-in-line to the throne was dropped off at the gates
of the £3,000-a-term co-ed school this morning by father
William as Kate was being cared for at Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace confirmed George’s place at Thomas’s in
March, surprising royal experts who had expected the
youngster to follow in his father’s footsteps by going to
Wetherby.

The palace said in a statement: ‘The Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge will send their son, George, to Thomas’s Battersea
from September 2017 this year.

‘Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school
where they are confident George will have a happy and
successful start to his education.’