Malta Claims Fossilized Shark Tooth That David Attenborough Gifted Prince George

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The 94-year-old Attenborough presented the fossil to Prince George during a private viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace. He is very interested in fossils. "I am determined to direct a change in this attitude", the minister said.

Photos released by the palace over the weekend showed the seven-year-old prince looking intrigued as he looked at the tooth. All three seemed charming'.

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.

Carcharocles grew to about 15 metres in length - which is twice the length of a great white shark!

The family shared photos of the special meeting on Instagram along with the caption: "When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark, the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon ('big tooth')", the royals wrote. The ancient relic was engraved in soft, yellow limestone.

William and the veteran broadcaster watched A Life On Our Planet, a revealing and powerful first-hand account in which Sir David reflects on both the defining moments of his life as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has witnessed.

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However, it's possible that Prince George may not get to keep the artefact.

In the pic, Prince William, 38, and Sir David's navy chairs are positioned next to one another, however, as several royal fans have pointed out, upon closer inspection Will's seat looks to be just a few centimetres taller.

The conservationist and documentary filmmaker recently sat down with Prince William for an outdoor screening of his upcoming feature film.

The duchess, who revealed in lockdown that her eldest son was often watching David Attenborough's Blue Planet, says: 'The children were very upset that we were coming to see you and they weren't coming.

The royals also spoke about the importance of conservation and other environmental causes Sir David supports, voicing their own desire to "protect the natural world". Further details about the prize are expected in the coming weeks.

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