PRINCE Charles was seen grinning from ear to ear today as he hopped on a bike for a charity cycle – just months after Prince Harry claimed they never went on rides together.

The Prince of Wales, 72, kicked off the British Asian Trust’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ at his Highgrove home today, telling journalists he hadn’t cycled “for years”.

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Prince Charles today kicked off a charity cycle with the British Asian Trust[/caption]


Prince Charles, Prince William And Prince Harry pictured on bikes at Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk[/caption]

The future King joked with bystanders that he hoped he wouldn’t “bump into” them, while reportedly telling his fellow cyclists they proved why he didn’t wear lycra.

And his efforts came just months after Prince Harry said he never went on cycles when he was young.

The Duke of Sussex said during his bombshell Oprah interview in March: “To have outdoor space where I can go for walks with Archie and go for walks as a family and with the dogs.

“All of these things are just—I guess the highlight for me is sticking him on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides which is something I was never able to do when I was young.

“I can seat him on the back and he’s got his arms out and he’s like ‘woah’.”

Unearthed pictures later showed a number of occaisions Harry, 36, was on a bike with his dad.

In one, at Sandringham in 1990, he is in a seat on the back of Prince Charles’ bicycle, with his brother William pedalling along beside them.

And in a much older black and white snap, Charles is seen towing a small Prince Harry in a cart off the back of his bike near Balmoral Castle.


Harry is pictured on the back of his dad’s bike[/caption]

Prince Harry being towed by his dad at Balmoral Castle during a summer break
Prince Harry being towed by his dad at Balmoral Castle during a summer break

It comes as Prince Charles and Harry are said to be in “regular contact” following the birth of Harry’s daughter Lilibet last week.

Sources told the Telegraph that Charles has been speaking to his youngest son regularly – and that their relationship has turned a corner since his grandaughter’s birth.

Meanwhile, the Royal Family it’s said that the Royal Family is keen to bring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex back into the fold.

Charles appeared in high spirits today as he laughed with cyclists, but only joined the riders for a short distance.

The event took place at the Prince’s Highgrove home in Tetbury, Glos, where he heard from cyclists about their previous fundraising activities.

They are attempting to ride over 400kms through bumpy British terrain whilst raising funds for British Asian Trust’s If I Can, She Can appeal.

They aim to cycle 100km per day.

The future King joked he hoped he wouldn’t ‘bump into’ onlookers

Source: The Sun

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