updated 02/24/2012 AT 11:30 AM ET
•originally published 02/24/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET
On Friday, Prince Charles piloted a London Underground tube train in Derby, England, as part of his visit to the factory where the trains are built.
The Prince of Wales viewed and test-drove the new London Underground train on a test track, according to a press release. A source tells PEOPLE that he got up to about 45 mph and “seemed to enjoy himself.”