Prince William has put his love for motorbikes "on the back-burner".

Prince William

Prince William

The 35-year-old royal honoured triple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea with an MBE on Tuesday (21.11.17) when he told the star about his passion for motorbikes, which has been put on hold because of his growing brood.

Speaking about the Prince - who has four-year-old son Prince George, two-year-old Princess Charlotte, and is expecting his third child with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - Jonathan said: "I know he's a bit of a motorcycle fan himself. We talked about his bikes and the fact that he has put it on the back-burner a little bit because of his children now."

Along with his 33-year-old brother Prince Harry, William has been a keen biker from a young age, and had previously been known to own bikes including a 1199cc Ducati.

In 2008, the royal brothers took part in a motorcycle rally across Africa to raise money for a variety of charities including Sentebale, which was jointly founded by Prince Harry.

Meanwhile, whilst William has put his motorcycle dreams aside for the sake of raising a family, his wife Catherine, 35, admitted recently that he had difficulties adapting to parenthood.

The Duchess opened up to a single father, named Billy, about how her husband was "similar" to the single parent as he too found it hard being a dad during her visit to the Hornsey Road Children's Centre earlier this month.

Billy - who is bringing up his seven-month-old daughter Violet single-handedly - said: "She was saying William was sort of similar and I just wanted to let her know how Family Action have been there for me and I think they need more support."

During the trip Catherine also spoke to guests about her children's hobbies, and revealed her oldest child is obsessed with helicopters.

A mother named Michelle recalled her conversation with the beauty, and she said: "She was asking about what Jacob liked and he said he liked aeroplanes and she was asking if he'd seen a Spitfire and we said we liked going to the Science Museum and RAF museum.

"She was saying how George likes helicopters - she was saying about the top floor of the Science Museum where the helicopters are."