One's selfie is a royal photo first at palace
Published 03/04/2014 | 02:30
PRINCE Andrew has torn up hundreds of years of protocol after he became the first member of the royal household to take a 'selfie' in a palace.
Hosting an event at St James's Palace in London, at which 12 start-up businesses were given the opportunity to woo investors, the Duke snapped a shot of himself and delegates.
He told the 350-strong audience: "This is a unique day at the palace because we are encouraging you to use your phones and electronic gadgetry. As a result of that I've decided there's a bit of a thing going around about selfies."
He produced his smartphone and snapped the shot that has been shared more than 181 times.
The duke earlier defaced a sign banning mobile phones so it read 'Mobile phones are allowed inside the State Rooms'.
A Buckingham Palace source said: "He resisted the temptation to refer to the royal photograph as a 'onesie'."