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Monday 25 September 2017

Little prince George gets an early two-wheeled Christmas present

Dad William tests out a larger scale motorbike for himself

The Duke of Cambridge receives a gift for his son Prince George from exhibition director Dean Linehan (not pictured) during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC
The Duke of Cambridge receives a gift for his son Prince George from exhibition director Dean Linehan (not pictured) during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC
The Duke of Cambridge gets on a Triumph motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC
The Duke of Cambridge gets on a Triumph motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC
The Duke of Cambridge gets on a Ducati motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC
The Duke of Cambridge (left) looks a Norton motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC
The Duke of Cambridge gets on a Norton motorbike during his visit to Motorcycle Live at the NEC

Perhaps he should call himself the Ducati of Cambridge.

Prince William seemed to be in the market for a new motorbike when he visited Britain's biggest bike show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The Duke of Cambridge, who has been a keen biker from a young age and currently owns a 1199cc Ducati, sat on range of models including a Norton race bike and Metisse similar to the one used by Steve McQueen in the Great Escape.

He may also now be able to pass on his interest in bikes to his son, Prince George, after being presented with a balance bike emblazoned with a royal crest and the letter G.

Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have in the past taken part in an arduous motorcycle rally across Africa to raise money for a variety of charities including Sentebale.

The Duke was flanked by crowds as he toured the arena and was encouraged by well-wishers to sit on the bikes.

Bronte Williams, 8, who was visiting the show with her family from North Devon, was lucky enough to have a quick chat with the Prince.

She said: "He was very nice and chatty. He asked me what I enjoyed and I told him the off road show."

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