Sir David Attenborough's 'amazing' rare gift to Prince George

Lula Sharp
September 29, 2020

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The 7-year-old royal recently met Sir David Attenborough, known for narrating docuseries such as "Planet Earth", who offered George a shark tooth.

On the same day that he gave George the fossilized tooth, Attenborough broke the record for the shortest time taken to amass 1 million followers on Instagram, Guinness World Records said.

The Maltese Government has demanded the return of a prehistoric shark's tooth gifted to Prince George by Sir David Attenborough, claiming the artefact is important to the island's history.

The young Prince was photographed handling the special present with glee during the special encounter.

Sir David Attenborough came to Kensington Palace bearing gifts. The gifting happened at a private viewing of his environment documentary where the members of the Royal Family were present. He also promised to "set the ball rolling" with his plan to get the tooth back.

Mr Herrera told the newspaper: "There are some artefacts that are important to Maltese natural heritage and which ended up overseas and deserve to be retrieved".

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"We rightly give a lot of attention to historical and artistic artefacts", Herrera told the newspaper. However, it is not always the case with our natural history.

"It is not (our) intention to pursue this matter any further", a ministry spokesman said, without giving any explanation for the abrupt change of heart.

George was pictured holding the fossilised tooth, says Sky News, from an extinct Carcharocles megalodon - a very large beast that once lived in the sea.

The encounter appears in the upcoming ITV documentary, Prince William: A Planet For Us All.

The photos were taken earlier this week in the gardens of their home at Kensington Palace after Prince William and the conservation advocate and documentary filmmaker attended an outdoor screening of Sir David's upcoming movie, A Life On Our Planet.

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