Prince William has an electric scooter to ‘whiz’ around the Windsor estate

It’s a regular thing, where the British tabloids get these really strange and random stories involving Prince William and Kate. The “padel tennis” story was like that – I don’t believe that William and Kate are regulars at a luxury club in Windsor, playing padel tennis together, but I do believe that the story was meant to encourage the belief that “all is well” in the Wales household. A good rule of thumb for most gossip stories: if they’re trying that hard to convince you of something, you know the opposite is true. Speaking of, the Sun has another random story about Prince William: he bought himself an electric scooter so he can travel around the Windsor estate, because he 100% lives at Adelaide Cottage, remember?

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.

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.

[From The Sun]

None of this is true, I’m sure. William doesn’t live at Adelaide Cottage, nor does he spend much time on the Windsor estate, and King Charles is rarely in residence at Windsor either. I also just refuse to believe that William would tool around on a two-wheel scooter… when surely a fancy (and electric) golf cart would be much more his style. Plus, I don’t even think there are many paved roads and paved paths around Windsor? There are a lot of gravel roads and dirt paths, not the best for two-wheel scooters.

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  1. Haylie says:

    And a helicopter that flies him home to Kensington Palace, while his estranged wife and kids “slum it” at Adelaide Cottage with no live-in staff (except the staff who live in the house across the courtyard).

    • BeanieBean says:

      I was going to say, I’ll believe this scooter story only if we start seeing photos of him whizzing around on it the way we see photos of him on his helicopter.

    • Jojo says:

      All that waffle just to get this sentence in…

      …from his family home at ­Adelaide Cottage to Windsor Castle…

      Sure Jan. 🙄

      • Cairidh says:

        I think it might actually be based on a true story. William uses a scooter to travel to Adelaide cottage to see his children from Windsor castle where he’s staying. Although 2-3 miles at 10mph is 12-18 mins. So I don’t know why he wouldn’t take the car, or motorbike. Or is it meant to mean a Vespa type scooter that runs on electric.
        Or maybe he’s actually staying somewhere else on the estate that’s closer than the castle. (Just staying whilst he sees his children on school days, not living there.)

  2. Amy Bee says:

    Is this being written because Harry has an electric bike? I remember press bashing him for that. Anyway, I’m with Kaiser on this. I wouldn’t doubt that KP planted this story because the separation murmurs were getting a bit too loud.

    • Chloe says:

      I’m putting this story in the category of What Harry Has Willy Want Too. Harry loves motorcycles and has been photographed riding one. So of course now they are trying to make William sound like a lad and and make it seem like he loves motorcycles too. Even if it’s the first time they ever reported on it.

      • Nic919 says:

        William does have expensive motorbikes like ducatis which they have shown once or twice. So it’s unlikely that he’s downgraded to a slower scooter.

      • Cairidh says:

        Williams always been into motorbikes. He’s had one since he was 18 when Harry was still too young for a license.
        He was driving round St. Andrews on one. It was years before the papers reported Harry had one too.

    • Mary Pester says:

      @AMYBEE, yep, again William wants what Harry has, and let’s not forget that at the last Invictus games, Harry was riding AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER. KAISER is right, Billy boy doesn’t live at adelaide and Charlie doesn’t live in Windsor Castle, he’s always at Highgrove. The bullsht continues ever bloomin day

  3. seaflower says:

    He always juts his jaw – either he has a permanently clenched jaw or a massive jaw… or both.

    • Whyforthelovel says:

      He has anger clenched his now so much it has honestly changed the shape of his face!

    • Grandma Susan says:

      I think he has developed a Hapsburg jaw – but that could be genetics along with behavior. Now his head looks like a triangle with a wide base and a narrow peak. His looks have been deteriorating quite rapidly.

      • Tessa says:

        I noticed in profile he looks like a Hanoverian king. Like George the third.

      • Mjane says:

        He’s got about zero Hapsburg blood. The Hapsburgs were Catholic and the UK royals’ last Catholic bride was more than 300 years ago—and outside the current bloodline

      • Nic919 says:

        There is Hapsburg blood through Queen Victoria and her mother. Besides with the cousins marrying cousins continuing until Charles, the genetic background of the Windsors is far less varied that the general population. Haemophilia was spread across the European royal houses as a result of Victoria placing relatives together.

  4. Shawna says:

    But think how dorky he would look! I’d love pictures of that.

  5. ML says:

    Um, as someone who currently lives in the NLs and uses an old-fashioned bike for transportation, wtf is PW using an E-Scooter? You can easily bike 10 mph (16 kph) on a regular bicycle. And for Mr Earthsh!t, this is the much more environmentally friendly way to go. Where does he think the energy for the E-Scooter is coming from?!

    • Lily says:

      Hills? And anyway, an actual bicycle would take some effort, while with an e-scooter he can just go “wheee!” No need to propel himself forward, even.

      Not that I believe he actually has an e-scooter. Maybe George does and William tried it this one time, but there’s no way he doesn’t fancy himself too grand for a scooter.

      • Becks1 says:

        I can’t imagine there are huge hills between the castle and AC.

        But like you said, i don’t believe he actually has one. William would have no issues making someone drive him the mile or two to WC if he wants to go there.

  6. Scooby Gang says:

    THAT head with a helmet on top? Let the penis jokes commence!

  7. Harper says:

    Translation: He scooters to Adelaide from Windsor (when he’s there) if he wants to see the kids. I’d bet money that he also scooters around Royal Lodge to annoy Andrew and Fergie.

    • The Old Chick says:

      This whole story is bs. Prince of pegging doesn’t scooter. This is about the KP helicopter story. It’s meant to be a rebuttal 🤣🤣🤣

      • Harper says:

        Maybe. I’ve read that Burger King actually owns several motorcycles, but they tend to keep that fact private.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think they have shown a picture or two of the motorcycles. They are the super fast kind like ducatis. (I am not an expert on this)

  8. girl_ninja says:

    Harry has a bike that he rides all over his neighborhood, so of course Willy has to have something comparable. What a flop article about a flop of a man.

  9. Rapunzel says:

    So Pegs is too lazy to walk now?

  10. Tree says:

    1. William doesn’t look bad in the blue suit photos.

    2. Is it paranoid to believe someone is reading the blogs and making up stories. Like the padelball. Is that just middleton wishful thinking or did they do that in response to a blog/twitter tweet. If the middletons are behind it can you imagine Williams face reading it. William knows he isn’t playing padelball with Kate. He doesn’t even want to run with her.

  11. HeyKay says:

    Can’t ride one of the horses? He’s still got plenty, no?
    Whatever, I guess.
    I wish my only concern was playing around with a new toy like this.
    Sadly, I must work.

  12. Eco Will my a**. Maybe if he gets rid of the helicopter he uses all the time and quits traveling to the states to one up his brother then maybe but we know that won’t be happening.

  13. HeyKay says:

    William has his moments of nice looking, I agree.

    IDK. I’m just fed up with the lot of them. Every doggone day for going on 3-4 years.
    It has turned into a daily fluff piece trying to spin their image.

  14. MY3CENTS says:

    Another he’s so relatable story? Which one of us dosen’t need a scooter to get across their vast estate?

  15. Lizzie says:

    Maybe if they make up an occasional story about Will or Kate, no one will notice they disappear for a few weeks.

  16. Layla says:

    I’m sorry but I am absolutely loving the images this “story”is giving. Can you imagine…. Statesman Bill, Eco-warrior and saviour of the nation(!) “wizzing” along the long walk shouting “weeeeeeee. Daddy look at meeeeeeee”😂😂

  17. QuiteContrary says:

    He is soooo lazy. Get on yer bike, you work-shy malingerer!

  18. Well Wisher says:

    The daily PR item incorrectly filed under ‘relatable’.

  19. Granger says:

    This is clearly an attempt to make it seem like William is so, so busy that (a) he couldn’t possibly take the time to walk to see his father when he has urgently important business to discuss; and (b) he’s so in demand all the time — he’s sometimes needed at the drop of a hat, dontcha know — that he couldn’t possibly bike because he’d get sweaty and that would be unseemly for the future monarch.