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Prince William: The dangerous hobby he just can’t kick

Prince William: The dangerous hobby he just can’t kick

When you think of Prince William you probably think of a lot of things, mostly involving chinos, but it turns out the second in line to the throne has a dangerous hobby that he just can’t kick – and reports suggest it’s driving Kate absolutely mad.

The 35-year-old has reportedly long harboured a love for motorbikes and in a visit to UK bike manufacturer Triumph, his royal highness threw caution to the wind.

The Duke of Cambridge swapped the epaulettes for a leather riding suit as he gave the latest 1200cc Triumph Tiger a spin, putting it through its paces before walking the assembly line to meet technicians and apprentices on-site.

Prince William’s need for speed has been well documented, and he used to own a £20,000 ($A35,500) Ducati motorbike, which can go from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds.

During a visit to Dundee in 2015, Kate told a local: “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.”

While the pictures might suggest otherwise, Prince William has reportedly told World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea that he’s going to put his dangerous hobby on the “back-burner”.

After receiving an MBE last year, Rea revealed: “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.”

What are your thoughts? Should Prince William kick the habit? Or is he well within his rights to indulge his need for speed? Let us know in the comments. 

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