Prince William and Kate Middleton Just Broke the Queen’s ‘No Selfie’ Rule—& It’s Not the First Time

Kate Middleton and Prince William just broke the queen’s “No Selfie” rule on their most recent outing—and this is certainly not the first time the couple has done so to take a snapshot with royal fans.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in Scotland this week to promote the importance of mental health. Per Hello! Magazine, the couple encountered royal admirers outside of the Wheatley Group in Glasgow.

Even though royals are prohibited from taking “selfies” while on duty, Middleton and William were delighted to pose for a picture with one fan. As the woman whipped out her phone and changed it to selfie mode, the pair were all smiles as she took the photo, with William even placing a hand on her shoulder.

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This is not the first time they have broken protocol. While they were visiting Jamaica, Middleton and William met with the country’s bobsleigh and skeleton team. One of the athletes took out their phone and took a selfie with the couple, who happened to be sitting in a bright yellow sled.

The Jamaican team posted the photograph on Instagram, writing, “What an honor it is to have The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not only in Jamaica but sitting in one of our history-making bobsleighs! We are thankful for the support and looking forward to once again being the #HottestThingOnIce in the 2026 Winter Olympics!”

The royal couple quickly responded, writing, “Lovely to meet you all today.” They even reshared the pic on their IG Story and wrote, “Selfie for the archives.”

Please excuse us while we attempt to cross “Selfie with a Royal” off our bucket lists.

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