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Charles is high on the hog as he revs it up with bikers

Jennifer Cockerell

Published 18/06/2011 | 05:00

The roar of engines and the smell of petrol filled the air at Clarence House yesterday as Prince Charles hosted a reception for bikers.

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Around 80 bikers, many wearing leathers adorned with their service medals, drove into the grounds of the royal household and parked their vehicles in a long line on the gravel in front of the house.

The Royal British Legion's Riders Branch was founded from an ex-services motorcycle club in 2004 and now boasts more than 4,250 members. Charles posed for photographers in front of the bikes and was even persuaded to sit on one -- a Yamaha Venture Star 1300.

As one of the bikers turned its engine on, the prince gave a look of mock astonishment as heavy metal played from it.

The guests then went inside Clarence House for a drinks reception.

Irish Independent

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