Prince William At ‘The Hobbit’ Premiere: ‘ Kate Would Have Loved To Have Been Here’ [PHOTOS]

Though his pregnant wife stayed at home in KP to rest, Prince William attended the royal performance of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey tonight at Odeon Leicester Square.

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Catherine is pregnant with the couple’s first child, and is currently suffering from acute morning sickness.

“Kate would have loved to have been here,” William was overheard saying, according to the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English.

The Duke met with cast and crew inside the theater, including Sir Peter Jackson, whom he congratulated on the film.

CNN’s David Wilkinson noted on Twitter that William acknowledged the crowds’ congratulatory shouts as she walked down the red carpet into the theater (senior royals don’t pose for photographs on the carpet).

Sir Ian McKellen wore a blue satin-lined cape because is a gentleman.  So glorious.

One must call out Cate Blanchett for looking a bit like Princess Leia/Liz Lemon on her wedding day (sans side buns).  I know it’s Givenchy, but…