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Prince Andrew Takes A Selfie And Ruins Selfies Forever

The royal took the picture at St James’s Palace. The internet immediately announced the death of selfies.

1. On Wednesday, Prince Andrew took a selfie and posted the image on Twitter.

2. The royal took the picture at the final of the Pitch @ Palace competition, which was set up to help students interested in launching their own start-up firms.

3. The Duke allowed mobile phones to be used in the state room at St James’s Palace for the finals of the competition.

4. Prince Andrew was quoted by ITV before he took the selfie as saying:


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.

5. The internet’s reaction has been pretty predictable:

Prince Andrew just tweeted a selfie from in the palace. What is this world we're living in?

— Patrick Young (@PattyWhacked)

prince andrew; like a fleshy, confused thumb

— Ed Palmer (@supertedpalmer)

@itvnews who really cares about prince andrew's selfie. I'd rather have my head chopped off.

— Jenny B (@Myfourjoys)

Prince Andrew in thumb-face-selfie shocker.

— Alan Selby (@SelbyEcho)

Where is the Samsung logo? RT @itvnews: Prince Andrew takes and tweets his selfie http://t.co/DRpqforvhn

— {Qev‡ (@erik_chong)

Now that Prince Andrew is taking selfies I'm looking forward even more to the govt introducing fines to deter such excesses

— Joel Taylor (@JoelTaylorMetro)

12. Prince Charles you’re up next.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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