LONDON (AP) -- Prince William is joining stars such as Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett on the red carpet in London for the U.K. premiere of "The Hobbit," the first part of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" prelude.
William's pregnant wife, Duchess Kate, is missing from the prince's arm -- she cancelled her appearance at the premiere due to acute morning sickness.
McKellen, who plays the wizard Gandalf in the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's work, told reporters Wednesday that it "feels proper" to celebrate the film in London, given that a large part of the cast is British and Tolkien was an English writer.
Blanchett, who plays elf queen Galadriel, said it was great to see so many fans turn out, considering the cold weather was "enough to drive anyone away."
Was Kate OK? Did someone stay at her bedside while the Prince was out ho'ing? And who made dinner for the Prince while his lazy wife is resting in bed? Is the Prince OK? Does he need some suga'? Maybe when he gets home he can spank her and do the nasty. Maybe she can get sick on him.