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Duke of Cambridge visits Isle of Man charity during TT Races

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Joey Dunlop Fundation during the TT Races Photo: ITV Granada

The Duke of Cambridge has visited the Isle of Man today during the famous TT motorcycling races.

William, who is a motorcycling fan himself, watched the Supersport Race 2 at the TT Grandstand in Douglas this morning, before attending a reception in the Government House tent.

After spending time with TT staff and volunteers, he started the electric bike race, the TT Zero.

He also presented the trophy to winner Michael Rutter.

Later he visited the Joey Dunlop Foundation, established in 2001 and named after the legendary TT racer.

The charity creates specialist accommodation for visitors to the Isle of Man with a disability.

He shook hands and spoke in depth with members of both the Foundation and people staying at the Joey Dunlop House, including Bill Watson, 97, from Liverpool.

Bill showed the Duke photos of his bikes which he rode in the 1950s, and told him about how he has visited the TT many times since 1921.

His Royal Highness spent a few minutes with other people staying at the House before waving goodbye and thanking everyone there.

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