There’s an unofficial rule that royals aren’t allowed to take selfies with admirers.
According to royal journalist Victoria Murphy, Meghan Markle told her in 2017, “We’re not allowed to do selfies.”
Furthermore, Royal Commentator Victoria Arbiter once told INSIDER that members of the British royal family are “strongly discouraged” from taking selfies.
She also added that “royals would always rather have a personal interaction than have people clamouring for selfies.”
Of course, there’s no explicit royal rule against selfies but it is rare to see royals engaging in one; which is why royalists were shocked to see Prince William pose for a selfie during his latest outing.
On November 5, 2023, the Prince of Wales kicked off day one of his visit to Singapore for the Earthshot Prize Awards and took several selfies with fans! But surprisingly, he isn’t the first royal to break this supposed rule.
Earlier this year, on September 19, Princess Catherine visited the youth support charity, Streets of Growth in east London.
While there, Catherine – who wore a beige Roland Mouret suit, white t-shirt and caramel Gianvito Rossi pumps – posed for a selfie…
That’s not all, King Charles, back when he was still a Prince, took a selfie with an admirer in 2014.
Queen Camilla has also posed for a few selfies over the last few years, as has Prince Harry.
Perhaps the ‘no selfies’ rule is more of a flexible guideline than a hard and fast rule…