Prince William Drove a Motorcycle—and the Internet Lost It
The duke, 35, visited the Triumph Motorcycles headquarters on official business.
While the Royal family might be known for their buttoned-up traditions, sometimes even royalty gets to have a little fun on the job.
On Tuesday, Prince William paid a visit to Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley, England and the HORIBA MIRA Technology Park as part of his official duties. In addition to touring the sprawling facilities, which have been the home to the UK-based Triumph Motorcycles for more than two decades, The Duke of Cambridge was treated to a test ride of the new Triumph Tiger 1200.
In addition to taking a joy ride, the prince met with technicians during the tour to learn about the Triumph Motorcycles Factory Visitor Experience, where visitors will be able to stop by the factory to learn about the manufacturing process.
Kensington Palace shared photos and videos from the occasion on the official Kensington Palace Instagram and Twitter, including this image of Prince William helping to place a badge on one of the bikes in production.
The palace also shared this rather swoon-worthy glamour shot of William seated on the bike.
At the end of the visit, the company presented the prince with a commemorative fuel tank to memorialize his visit, and to mark the official opening of the Triumph Motorcycles Factory Visitor Experience to the general public. We guess it's all in a royal day's work.