Prince William apologised to the crowd in his two-day tour in Malta, as he stood in for the Duchess of Cambridge.
The 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge was on a visit to represent the Queen at official celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain, according to Daily Mail. But unfortunately due to morning sickness his pregnant wife was unable to show up.
He met President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at her official residence as he arrived at the Mediterranean island yesterday afternoon.
In his speech, he said saying, "While I know that you were not expecting me until a few days ago, I must admit that I feel honoured to be able to represent Her Majesty in a country so beloved by her"
"Catherine has asked me to say how very sorry she is that she couldn't be the one to pass on The Queen's greetings to you all," Prince William apologised. "She was looking forward to coming here, and I know she hopes very much that she will be able to visit in the future."
Some people in the crowd were especially present to see the Duchess of Cambridge and were disappointed as they didn't know that she would not come, according to the Daily Mail.
Kate is suffering from a severe ante-natal sickness, was unable to attend the royal visit. The Duchess, who has a one-year-old baby boy, Prince George and is eight weeks pregnant with her second child, might have been unwell due to her packed schedule. The Daily Mail reports that currently the Duchess is feeling slightly better.
When President Preca was asked about Kate, she said, "She's doing well obviously in the circumstances. I also told his royal highness that we look forward to welcoming all his family including baby George and the new baby."