Queen Elizabeth hates selfies
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth hates selfies.
The 89-year-old monarch, who has battled to keep up with the times over the years, isn’t a fan of the social media craze as she prefers to talk and make eye contact with the public.
A royal aide told the Daily Express newspaper: “The Queen’s key concern at events is that she can engage with the people she meets and have conversations with them.
“It’s difficult to see how people can experience an engagement first-hand if they are watching it through a view-finder. The Queen is aware that social media provides another way of connecting with people across the Commonwealth when she cannot physically be there.
“But when the monarch is there in person and the people are there to see her, we don’t want technology interfering with that face-to-face experience.”
And the Queen isn’t the only member of the royal family who isn’t keen on the selfie craze as her grandson Prince Harry, 31, is also against it and has tried to encourage youngsters to take “normal” photos instead of self-taken “bad” ones.
When asked for a photo during an engagement in Canberra, Australia, recently, he said: “No, I hate selfies. Seriously! You need to get out of it. I know you’re young but selfies are bad. Just take a normal photograph.”