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Prince William bids farewell to Malta and says he will return with Kate and George

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Prince William has said goodbye to Malta and promised to return with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their one-year-old son Prince George. The Duke was on a two-day tour and had to step in last-minute for his pregnant wife, who was poorly at home with hyperemesis gravidarum. Kate was meant to represent the Queen on the trip to the island celebrating its 50 years of independence. Speaking at a garden party held at the lavish Villa Degiorgio on Sunday afternoon, William addressed fellow guests saying that he would be returning in the future.


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Prince William said it would be 'interesting' raising two babies under two on a visit to a youth centre

The Prince also added that he had spoken to Kate that morning and that she was feeling "a little better". Earlier that day, William, 32, met teenagers at the Agenzija Appogg access centre – a welfare agency for young people. Always one to join in the fun, the royal impressed with his table football skills and saved a losing team from defeat. "He's better than me, and he helped us win," said local Kayleigh Cioffi, 17. "He was so, so nice. He said that he would love to spend a summer here."

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Prince William, who stepped in for Kate on the Malta tour, said his wife was feeling 'a little better'

William also got stuck in to play station, joining three boys on a bean bag as they competed in a game of football. The Duke, a fervent supporter of Aston Villa, joked that the digital teams of Real Madrid and Milan were good, but no match for his favourite.

During the visit William praised the group of volunteers working at the centre, saying that he could do with a team like them. With another royal baby on the way, he said it would be interesting raising two children under the age of two, given George's already "hectic" and lively demeanour. The Prince charmed more locals of Vittoriosa as he conducted a walkabout and was greeted with cheers and outstretched hands. As he approached one group of boy scouts, he was given a loom band bracelet which he immediately tried on.

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Prince William said he hoped to return to Malta with Kate and George

William and Kate have previously been seen sporting the jewellery craze after being given the colourful items on a visit to Coventry and the official tour to Australia and New Zealand respectively. The Duke was also treated to a traditional dance show in Vittoriosa Square before embarking on his penultimate engagement of the day – a boat trip around the Grand Harbour. Later that afternoon William took a commercial flight back to London accompanied by Sir David Manning and Kate's private secretary Rebecca Deacon.

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