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Prince William’s love of motorcycles continues at Tourist Trophy

On Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge took a short flight to the Isle of Man for the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT race).

A keen enthusiast himself, it is well known that Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge is not as excited about the activity.

She has admitted that Prince William drives his motorcycle leaves her feeling “terrified” and while in Dundee Scotland in 2015, Kate said: “He’s still riding it. It always fills me with horror when he goes out on it‎! I’m terrified. Hopefully, I’m going to keep George off it.”

Motorcycle enthusiast Prince William flew to the Isle of Man for one of the world’s top races on Wednesday.

While visiting with Laurence Skelly, the Isle of Man government’s minister for enterprise, he asked Prince William what Kate’s thoughts about him visiting the TT race were.

“When I said I was going to the Isle of Man for an official visit she said, ‘Really?’” revealed the Duke.

William also met with the races volunteers, support staff and officials at a reception in the Government House Tent.

While on the Isle of Man, the Duke of Cambridge also met with those from the Joey Dunlop Foundation. They provide those with disabilities who want to visit the Isle of Man with special accommodations. They partnered with Let’s Do, who provides the same services for people with disabilities so they can go to the races.


Keeping with his love of motorbikes, Prince William recently visited Triumph Motorcycles’ headquarters.

There he took a quick ride on the Triumph Tiger 1200, despite saying he was going to give riding up. 

Back in November 2017, Prince William made three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

The two chatted about motorbikes, which Rea recalled after the Investiture for the Press Association, saying:  “I know he’s a bit of a motorcycle fan himself,

“We talked about his bikes and the fact that he has put it on the back-burner a little bit because of his children now.”

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