In the UK, for example, privately-owned e-scooters are not legal on public roads, including city streets and cycle paths. Unless it's offered through a ride-sharing scheme, you can only ride a scooter on private property, or risk a fine and points on your driving license, if you have one. As chance would have it, Prince William happens to live on a very large piece of private property, and he's just become an owner of a brand new electric scooter of a still-unspecified make and model.
Sources from within the Royal Family tell the country's largest tabloid that Prince William, the recently-named Prince of Wales, has taken up e-scooter riding while moving around the Windsor estate. Whenever he wants to visit his father, King Charles III, or he needs to move around the property to meet with various people, he will use a 10-mph (16-km) e-scooter, which is a new acquisition. It beats walking, and it beats riding there by car, both in terms of the effort and the time the Prince would require for either.
Prince William and his family, Princess Kate and their three children, live at Adelaide Cottage, which is on the estate grounds. Visiting Windsor is a two- or three-mile round trip (3.2-4.8 km), and it's on private property, so zapping around on an e-scooter is the best and most fun way to move around for William – if slightly undignified for the future King, should a photo of him on such a machine ever leak to the press. There IS such a thing as Royal protocol, and it must never be broken.
Then again, the members of the Royal Family are still human. King Charles, for one, is a world-famous environmentalist whose work in the field of alternative fuel and EVs has been outstanding. Prince Williams also fashions himself an environmentalist, though his efforts in this direction are comparatively less impressive.
The late Queen Elizabeth II was also game for the odd EV ride, especially in the last year of her reign, when she struggled with mobility issues but still had to keep up appearances. One of her final additions to her Royal collection of full-custom automobiles was the so-called Queen Mobile, a highly modified Garia Courtesy golf cart restyled by Mercedes-Benz, with plush leather seating, weather protection, a fridge, cup holders, entertainment screen, and Bluetooth speaker system.