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Thursday 18 September 2014

One's selfie is a royal photo first at palace

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Published 03/04/2014 | 02:30

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Britain's Prince Andrew posted a 'selfie' on his Twitter feed. He has become the first member of Britain's royal family to take a selfie in a palace.
Britain's Prince Andrew posted a 'selfie' on his Twitter feed. He has become the first member of Britain's royal family to take a selfie in a palace.

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.

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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'."

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