"His approach to motorbikes was a case in point. ‘Riding a motorbike’, according to William, ‘can be dangerous, but so can a lot of things really.“
“His approach to motorbikes was a case in point. ‘Riding a motorbike’, according to William, ‘can be dangerous, but so can a lot of things really.
“Admittedly there are more risks involved in riding a bike than there in a lot of things. It is a risk but as long as you’ve had sufficient training you should be OK. You’ve just got be aware of what you’re doing.’”
William passed his motorcycle test at the age of 19 and even joined his younger brother Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, as the duo embarked on a charity motorcycle rally across South Africa in 2008.
The Dukes do not appear to be the only motorbike enthusiasts in the royal family.
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Their great-grandfather King George VI was pictured alongside younger brother Prince Henry climbing onto a motorcycle when they studied at Cambridge.
George who became King in 1936 studied history, economics and civics for a year in 1919-20.
The father of the current Queen, George was never expected to become King.
Elder brother King Edward VIII abdicated after 11 months on the throne.
This was following his engagement to American double divorcee Wallis Simpson.
The Church of England of which the monarch is head did not approve of remarriage if the former spouse was still alive at the time as were both of Ms Simpson’s.
Edward also believed the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and his government would reign if the marriage went ahead, which may have resulted in a general election and undermined his position as a politically neutral constitutional monarch.
His younger brother, now King, made him Duke of Windsor, the title has not been used since his death.
Following accusations he was a Nazi sympathiser whilst based with the British Military Mission to France in the Second World War, he spent five years as the Governor of the Bahamas.