Sunday 22 April 2018

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

Jennifer Cockerell

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

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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