THE Prince of Wales has treated himself to an electric scooter to zip around the vast Windsor estate.
Eco-friendly Wills, 41, has swapped his love of motorbikes for short trips on the 10mph two-wheeler.
How Prince William may look zipping around Windsor on his electric scooter
A source said: “It just makes sense. He whizzes up to the castle when he needs to see the King.”
E-scooter sales have soared in recent years.
They are illegal to ride on public roads – unless part of an approved hire scheme – but they can be used on private land, as Wills does.
The source added: “It’s a two or three-mile round trip from his family home at Adelaide Cottage to Windsor Castle so it’s easier by scooter than car or walking.”
The 655-acre estate also includes a golf course, Frogmore House and the Sussexes’s former home, Frogmore Cottage.
Last year The Sun on Sunday told how the Queen was getting around the estate on a six-seater golf buggy.
The scooter’s make and model are not known.
They can cost up to £6,000.
Wills and Kate are celebrating a year at four-bed Adelaide Cottage and moving their three children George Charlotte and Louis to nearby Lambrook School.
The future king has spoken of his passion for motorbikes and rode one in London on the eve of his 2011 wedding.
In 2008 he and brother Harry did a charity motorcycle rally across South Africa.
But Wills has since put the hobby on the back burner.
At the 2018 Isle of Man TT races he said: “I’m a dad of three. I have to tone it down. I miss the big trips, for me biking was always about being with everybody else.”
Sources close to the Waleses say they have no intention of claiming the keys to Royal Lodge in Windsor if and when Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson get the boot.
Meanwhile, George, who is ten next Saturday, has been looking around Eton College and could attend from 13.
Wills’s spokesman declined to comment on the scooter.
A source has confirmed that Wills whizzes up to the castle on his E-scooter when he needs to see the KingCredit: Reuters