Prince William made a young fan's day this week as he broke royal protocol to pose for a selfie with her.
It's not the norm for royals to take selfies with the public, but the Duke of Cambridge decided to make an exception for Jennifer Malone during he and Kate's royal visit to County Kildare in Ireland on Wednesday.
A really nice guy :green_heart: #RoyalVisitIreland pic.twitter.com/EJQm1GPdI4
- Donna Malone (@donnamalone21) March 4, 2020
After handing him a bunch of daffodils, Jennifer requested the photo, and the prince accepted.
The sweet moment was captured by Jennifer's mum Donna Malone who posted a series of photos of Twitter, besides the caption: "A really nice guy."
Since, her post has garnered thousands of likes and hundreds of retweets.
"It was very emotional," Donna Malone told E! News. "He came over to Jennifer and she gave him a bunch of daffodils for Kate. He told her he loved her jersey. She gave him a big hug."
But Jennifer was one of the lucky fans, as selfies are not the done thing in the royal family.
Shortly after becoming a bonafide member, Meghan Markle reportedly turned down a selfie with a fan. According to royal correspondent Victoria Murphy, she politely told them: "We're not allowed to do selfies."
While it isn't a hard and fast rule, apparently the Queen doesn't like the idea of people turning their back on the royals, while the publicist encouraged to make conversation instead.
According to the Telegraph, during Kate and Wills' royal tour of Canada in 2016, a representative of the Canadian tourism department told crowds: "Turning your back to the Duke and Duchess and taking a selfie is discouraged if at all possible," a representative of the Canadian tourism department said.
"I know it's fun to do, but they much would rather see your face."
Duly noted, but we're so happy for Jennifer anyway.
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