Rare photos of a royal family using cell phones and taking selfies

Members of the royal family are rarely seen using cell phones in public, which is because a protocol states that no one should turn their back on the Queen.

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A fan takes a sneaky selfie with the Queen, who seems unaware of the camera.

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Greg Agnew, a royal fan who attended the Buckingham Palace garden party in May 2017, previously told Insider that attendees were forbidden to take selfies with the royals because it would be seen as disrespectful.

“The only thing they talked about a lot was that it wasn’t selfies, and the reason was that they didn’t want people to turn their backs on the royal family and the Queen. And that was very important to them, “said Agnew.

But the most famous example of Her Majesty using a phone must have been a trailer for the Invictus Games in 2016, when Harry showed her a video message from President Obama and Michelle Obama saying that the US team would “ to take ”at the competition.

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Prince Harry shows the monarch a picture on his phone.

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The trailer begins with the prince showing his grandmother a booklet for the Invictus Games, a contest for injured or injured workers that Harry founded in 2014.

Then they open a video message from the Obamas, which begins with Michelle saying: “Hey, Prince Harry, remember when you asked us to take it at the Invictus Games?”

The president said: “Careful what you want.”

“Oh really? Please,” said Her Majesty in response to the video.

“Boom,” Harry said.