Prince William showed up at a polo match recently on a Ducati 1198, wearing full leathers with knee sliders bearing the Cross of St. George.
The patriotic sliders were made by Wiz Racing Products of Somerset, and are available at 20 pounds for a set. Photos in the British Daily Mail showed him on his bike, with the sliders apparently unscuffed.
The royal rider was there to raise money for the Tusk Trust, a charity conservation program for elephants, along with his younger brother, Harry.
He rolled the black Ducati across a grassy field into the polo park before switching to horsepower of the inferior four-legged, road-apple-droping variety.
William, who is 27, participated in a South Africa motorcycle rally last year and frequently takes the Ducati out on weekends.