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Malta set to demand Prince George hands back giant shark tooth

A giant shark tooth presented to Prince George by Sir David Attenborough may be reclaimed by Malta where it was originally found, according to reports.

The veteran broadcaster gave the gift to the young royal last Thursday when he visited Kensington Palace to watch his latest documentary with the Duke of Cambridge.

George was pictured holding the fossilised tooth from an extinct Carcharocles megalodon – one of the most feared predators to have swum in the seas.

But Malta's culture minister Jose Herrera has said he wants to "get the ball rolling" when asked if there were plans to add the artefact to his nation's heritage collection.

Image: Malta is expected to try to get the artefact returned

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

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