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01st Sep 2018

Prince William doesn’t do this one thing anymore because of his family

Kate used to be horrified by it.

Jade Hayden

Prince William has revealed that he doesn’t ride motorbikes so much anymore – because he has a family.

The Duke of Cambridge admitted that he had to park his passion a few years back after he married Kate Middleton and became a father for the first time.

The pair currently have three children together.

During an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, William told World Superbike champion, Jonathan Rea, that he used to love motorbiking, but he had to stop because of his family.

Rea told PA: 

“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.”

During a trip to Scotland in 2015, the Duchess of Cambridge expressed her “horror” that William was still riding his motorcycle.

Hello! magazine reported that she was “terrified” that her husband was going to continue riding.

“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.”

William first discovered his love for motorbiking in his younger years.

The Duke said that he used to go-kart when he was a child and that that passion eventually turned to motorbikes.

“It does help being anonymous with my motorcycle helmet on because it does enable me to relax,” he said.