How generous, Malta.
Malta has changed its mind and has decided to let 7-year-old Prince George keep the fossilized shark tooth he received from Sir David Attenborough.
The environmental broadcaster, 94, said he discovered the fossil during a family vacation to the Mediterranean nation in the 1960s. The tooth, which once belonged to a megalodon, is said to be 23 million years old. Attenborough gifted it to the young prince last week, prompting Maltese Culture Minister Jose Herrera to say that the tooth should be in a local museum.
However, Herrera decided to let the young royal keep his gift.
“Further to the initial remarks as reported in the Maltese media, Minister Herrera would like to reiterate that no action was initiated or will be taken on the issue,” a ministry spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday.
The international crisis has been averted.