Certainly when one has an appointment at Buckingham Palace, you can speak of Princes, Princesses and “knights in shining armour”–which for Maria was truly, no imaginary tale.
Passengers of Virgin Limo Bikes service carry everything a passenger needs. Arai SZ open faced helmets, Hein Gericke protective and weatherproof clothing (including gloves). And for ladies wearing a skirt, such was the case with Maria; Virgin Limo Bikes provide a “tablier”, French for “apron” –more like a waterproof blanket, making the skirt attire a non-issue.
When the Prince of Wales jokingly asked her if she arrived by motorbike, Maria replied “Funnily enough, I did!”
Though not piloting the motorcycle herself, chauffeured to the palace by two wheeled chariot, rescued by a “knight in shining motorcycle gear”, is without a doubt a most fitting tale for the first Lady of the woman’s fastest lap record, Isle of Man(*note fastest lap is now held by Jennifer Tinmouth)