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Prince William Rides a Motorcycle in Slacks and Suede Shoes, Reminds Everyone He's a Cool Dad

Diana Pearl

Prince William rides a motorcycle as only he can — in royally spiffy dad-wear.

During a visit to the headquarters of Triumph Motorcycles (the largest British motorcycle manufacturer) and the MIRA Technology Park in Hinckley, England on Tuesday, William had a chance to go for a spin.

Prince William
Prince William

William, a noted motorcycle enthusiast, took a test drive on the Triumph Tiger 1200. And before setting off, in his helmet (safety first) and reflective jacket — with slacks and suede shoes, naturally! — he posed for a few GQ-worthy photos.

Prince William

That short run may not have satisfied William, who, judging by this 1987 photo, has been a fan of motorcycles for quite a while now. (Same with Prince Harry!)

Prince William and Prince Harry

William also was taken for a ride in an Aston Martin. In between motorcycle and car rides, he had a chance to speak with apprentices and engineers at Triumph about their work.