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Prince William’s hobby “frightened the life out of” Queen Elizabeth

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Prince William used to have a favourite hobby that the Queen didn’t approve of. He loves motorcycles and says he’s had a passion for them since he was very small.


The royal said that part of the appeal of the hobby was the anonymity that came with riding around with his face obscured by his helmet.

Apparently, Her Majesty was never a fan of William’s hobby. A royal photographer revealed that the Duke of Cambridge’s habit of riding a motorbike “frightened the life out of” his grandmother, the Queen. She has a lot of say over what the other members of the royal family can do with their lives.

However, even Queen Elizabeth can’t control everything. 

And apparently, that includes their hobbies. Prince William, in particular, used to have a favourite hobby that Her Majesty was decidedly was not a fan of. That hobby? Riding motorcycles. According to Express, William has gushed about his love for bikes, saying:-

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“I don’t really know what it is about these bikes. But, I’ve always had a passion for motorbikes ever since I was very small. I used to do a lot of go-karting when I was younger. After that, I went on to quad bikes and eventually motorbikes”.

He continued, saying:-

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“It does help to be anonymous with my motorcycle helmet on. And that is because it does enable me to relax much. But I just enjoy everything about motorbikes and all the camaraderie that comes with it”.

According to a royal photographer, James Whitaker, the Queen never really liked this favourite hobby of the Duke of Cambridge, William. In a candid interview, James Whitaker was noted saying:-

“I think it frightens the life out of people at the Palace and almost certainly, the Queen too. It is a strange thing though. His mother, Diana was constantly fleeing from the paparazzi, who were on motorbikes. Now, her son is using a motorbike for the same sort of reasons”.

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