Prince William received a mini bike for Prince George on Saturday as he attended Motorcycle Live at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
The Duke of Cambridge, who was spending a second day in Birmingham, was presented with the small bike which was decorated with William and Kate’s coat of arms and a ‘G’ topped with a crown.
The new father, who has been a keen biker for several years, was given a tour of the Motorcycle Live event as he arrived and the Prince even climbed on top of a state-of-the-art Ducati Diavel after being prompted by a member of the crowd.
“Alright then, if I have to,” he said as he excitedly got on the new cruiser.
During the tour, Prince William met with engineers and organisers at the motorbike makers Norton, Metrisse, Triumph, CMM, Yamaha stands.
He was attending solo as the Duchess of Cambridge stayed home with Prince George and the popular Prince spent time chatting to other guests including eight-year-old Bronte Williams, from North Devon, who was extremely excited to have met the future King.
“He was very nice and chatty,” the youngster said after. “He asked me what I enjoyed and I told him the off-road show.”
William, who currently owns a 1199cc Ducati has been known for his love of motorbikes, and father Prince Charles even once expressed his concern at his son’s interest.
The Duke was spending a second day in Birmingham after meeting staff and young people at St Basils, a charity that works with youngsters who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, on Friday.
The father-of-one charmed the crowd as he took part in a storytelling session, before revealing Prince George has “very chubby cheeks”.
His visit to the region comes days after the royal joined superstars Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on stage at Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace.
The Prince thrilled guests as he took to the stage for a rendition of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ with the singers at the end of the evening.
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