Kate Middleton and Prince William touch fans by taking selfies with them
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The royals used to avoid taking selfies, but now it's becoming commonplace
During a recent visit to Scarborough, the Prince and Princess of Wales moved their fans by taking pictures with everyone. This innovation in the rules of conduct for members of the royal family is clearly a success. This was reported by the Daily Mail.
A day earlier, Kate Middleton and Prince William visited Scarborough to start funding a new mental health initiative.
This was Kate's first public appearance since the rumors about her fourth pregnancy, so there were quite a few fans.
And so many of them sang to take a selfie with the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Some of the lucky ones said they were speechless after meeting the prince and princess.
Photos of Kate and William surfaced on Instagram as fans posted selfies of themselves with the prince and princess, claiming they “wept with happiness” after meeting their idols.
And the happy owner of a selfie with the prince, Stephanie Garnett, simply captioned photo with an enthusiastic “Oh my God”.
Another Scarborough resident, Jamie Winspear, posted pictures, wrote: “My God, I can not find words, crying with happiness, I love, I managed to take a picture with them!”.< /p>
He added that he was very “excited” to meet his idols.
Although there is no official protocol for selfies, the royals have a rule not to sign autographs so they can't be sold for big money.
King Charles posed for his first selfie as a prince in 2014, and other members of the royal family, from Sophie of Wessex to the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle followed suit. And before that, even Prince Charles stated that he “hates selfies.”
The late Queen Elizabeth II was not a fan of selfies and politely refused if she was asked to take a group photo. She preferred eye contact and was a bit old-fashioned when it came to innovation. However, this was more of a personal preference than any rule.
William had previously joked that he was “allergic to selfies”, while Prince Harry once told a teenager during a visit to Australia in 2015 that “selfies are bad” and offered to just take a “regular photo”.
However, lately, it seems that some members of the royal family have grown fond of selfies, seeing them as an opportunity to communicate with fans.