William: Kate would have loved to have been at premiere

The Duke of Cambridge attended the UK premiere of the new Hobbit film on his own tonight, saying his pregnant wife Kate "would have loved to have been here if she could".

Prince William attends The Hobbit premiere at London's Leicester Square. Credit: Reuters

William joined the stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for the screening in London's Leicester Square while the Duchess, whose pregnancy was announced last week, continued to rest at St James's Palace as she is suffering acute morning sickness.

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Stars attend Hobbit premiere

The star-studded UK premiere of the long-awaited Hobbit film is being held in central London tonight.