Prince William gave spectators at a charity polo match something to see beside horses yesterday, July 5, 2009. Clad in black leather and a crash helmet, the royal arrived on his black Ducati 1198s motorcycle at the Coworth Park Club in Berkshire.


Prince William was in Coworth for the Westbury Shield charity match. He and his brother Prince Harry were playing for the benefit of The Tusk Trust, an elephant conservation organization, and Sentebale, Prince Harry’s Lesotho charity.

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Prince Harry arrived at the polo match in a more conventional mode:


Prince William’s bike, said to be worth £15,000 (about $24,500), is one of his prized possessions. Considered to be among the ultimate high-performance bikes, it can go as fast as 180 mph. The prince is an avid biker, and is known to go for a ride on the weekends at Prince Charles’ estate in Highgrove. Last year, Prince William and Prince Harry participated in Enduro Africa, a charity bike ride across 1,000 miles across the African landscape.

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