NI teen takes 'selfie' with the Queen

Published Wednesday, 25 June 2014
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The 'selfie' craze may now have the Royal seal of approval after a daring teenager managed to take a snap of himself with none other than Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Belfast.

NI teen takes 'selfie' with the Queen
Official snappers caught Jack in action, but Jack got his ' Royal selfie'. (© PA/Jack Surgenor)

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are currently on day three of a trip to Northern Ireland, with Tuesday marking a busy day of engagements.

Among the stops on their tour of Belfast was St George's Market, which opened specially for the Royal guests and hundreds of members of the public who wished to greet them.

The crowds were allowed unprecedented access to the Royal visitors and the cameras, and camera-phones in particular, were out in force.

But it fell to one 14-year-old boy, Jack Surgenor, to get that coveted 'selfie'.

While official photographers captured the moment Jack made his move, the teen did manage to get the Queen in his shot of himself.

And his luck didn't end there, as he also grabbed a 'selfie' with Prince Philip.

The craze has all but taken over the internet, with fans grabbing snaps with celebrities and celebrities grabbing snaps of each other.

Among some of the most infamous 'selfies' are Ellen DeGeneres and Bradley Cooper's Oscars snap, and US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron joining Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt for a photo at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Even the Pope posed for his first 'Papal selfie' when he joined groups of young people for quick pictures at the Vatican last summer.

Meanwhile, the Royal visit is continuing in Northern Ireland with the Queen and Prince Philip having helped to launch World War One commemorations in Coleraine.

© UTV News
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ady in amazement wrote (214 days ago):
yeah Annie of course she's reading this , she always comes to this page immediately after reading her horoscope on the daily mirror page !
Adam in Belfast wrote (214 days ago):
@annie in newtownabbey No, a selfie is one person taking a picture of his or herself. The clue is in the name...
annie in newtownabbey wrote (216 days ago):
This has got to be the worse selfie iv ever seen how your calling it a selfie is beyond?! A selfie is 2people posing into a camera together not one taking the pic and the other person not having a clue lol!! I love the queen shes an amazing woman! HM queen if u reading this i hope u enjoyed your stay in your country NI xx
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