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Prince George’s treasured shark tooth gift might be returned to Malta

Picture: Kensington Palace

A fossilised giant shark’s tooth given to Prince George may be reclaimed by Malta.

The tooth – from an extinct – was found in Malta by Sir David Attenborough in the 60s.


Sir David presented his find to the Prince when he visited Kensington Palace.

A delighted George treasured the gift.

However, Malta’s culture minister has implied his country wants the relic to be returned.

Jose Herrera, speaking to the Times of Malta newspaper, said:

“There are some artefacts that are important to Maltese natural heritage and which ended up abroad and deserve to be retrieved.

“We rightly give a lot of attention to historical and artistic artefacts.

“However, it is not always the case with our natural history.

“I am determined to direct a change in this attitude.”

The Carcharocles megalodon is thought the most fearsome predator to have roamed the seas.




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