He raised the money to go to the Maldives, and he hoped that he would be able to persuade the president to allow him to stay.
The Maldives, a chain of 1,200 islands, is slowly sinking into the Indian Ocean.
And when it comes to holidays - see Will and Kate's latest trip to the Maldives - the young royals have a total blind spot.
probably from Sanskrit maladvipa "garland of islands," from mala "garland" + dvipa "island." Related: Maldivian.