The British royal is attending the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Mediterranean island's independence from Britain from 20 to 21 September. He stepped in for his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who had been forced to cancel her first official solo overseas tour due to severe morning sickness during her second pregnancy.
The British royal is attending the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Mediterranean island's independence from Britain from 20 to 21 September. He stepped in for his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who had been forced to cancel her first official solo overseas tour due to severe morning sickness during her second pregnancy. EPA - Martin Attard - DOI/Pool

Prince William a popular stand-in for his wife

HE WASN'T the royal people were expecting to get off the plane, but Prince William was a hit in Malta.

The Duke of Cambridge was a last minute stand-in for his pregnant wife, who pulled out of what would have been her first solo trip, but was suffering severe morning sickness.

Price William greeted a crowd of thousands, apologising for coming in his wife's place.

The official visit to Malta was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the island nation's independence.


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