Prince William in Corbeau Seat

Cocooned in a Corbeau seat and held fast by a Corbeau harness, Prince William was given a masterclass in electric racing recently at Knockhill in Scotland with Extreme E.

The test drive was organised ahead of COP 26, the climate change conference to be held in Glasgow later this year, as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited innovative projects in Scotland.

Prince William was hosted by Extreme E CEO and Founder Alejandro Agag and benefitted from some tuition from Catie Munnings, who drives for UK-based team Andretti United.

Agag said: “It was a great honour to host Prince William. I think he really enjoyed his experience behind the wheel of the ODYSSEY 21.” Munnings added: “Today will certainly be one of those days that I won’t forget in a hurry! Prince William grasped the basic skills quickly and seemed very at ease with driving electric vehicles, maybe my team-mate Timmy [Hansen] should be feeling a little threatened!” Whether or not we’re heading for a Royal Warrant is another matter!