Prince William Breaks Royal Family’s ‘No Selfie’ Rule During Surprise Poland Visit

Prince William just followed in Kate Middleton’s footsteps and proved that the royal family’s “no selfie” rule is no longer enforced.

This week, the Prince of Wales, 40, traveled to Poland to meet with military troops and Ukrainian refugees. While visiting the Hala Koszyki Food Hall in Warsaw, Prince William was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers.

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The royal was approached by two women who kindly asked for a selfie before snapping the photo. Shortly after, Prince William took another one with a young boy.

Taking selfies used to be a big no-no. Prior to Queen Elizabeth’s death, there was an unwritten royal rule that prohibited the family from snapping pics while on duty. Perhaps Prince William didn’t want to be rude by declining the photo. Or maybe he wasn’t “officially” on duty because he was on his way out.

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The rule-break has become so common, we have started to question whether is still applies to working members of the royal family.  

Middleton, his wife, has broken the "no selfie" tradition in the past, like when she was approached by a group of women at the Foxcubs Nursery in Luton. Or when she comforted a nervous man while visiting Leeds. For both instances, she could have turned down the selfie...but she didn’t.

You won’t hear us complaining.

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