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Municipality of Amersfoort / Robin Utrecht

Selfies are ever-present in our lives. They are constantly uploaded on social media, and more than likely you’ve either taken a selfie yourself or know someone who has. It’s the ‘go-to’ form of photos for Generation Z and even the generations before them.

Some royal families have a no selfie rule (the Duchess of Sussex once said they weren’t allowed to do selfies; however, William and Kate have been seen taking selfies with admirers, as has the Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex) while others are happy to partake in the trend.

The Dutch royals might take the crown for the most selfie-friendly royals as they have been seen several times posing with those they meet to take photos, like at King’s Day in Amersfoort in 2019.

 Municipality of Amersfoort / Robin Utrecht
 Municipality of Amersfoort / Robin Utrecht
Municipality of Amersfoort / Robin Utrecht
Municipality of Amersfoort / Robin Utrecht

Or at other events over the years…

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Denmark:

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Monaco:

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Norway:

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Jordan (they also love to share nice family selfies with the public):

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Romania (our Senior Europe Correspondent with members of the Romanian Royal Family in Bucharest on the invitation of Her Majesty):

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen
Photo: Oskar Aanmoen

The Spanish royal occasionally take selfies:

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Sweden’s royal family also takes selfies with those who attend events with them and come out to greet them.

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And of course, the British Royal Family, who try to avoid selfies, can’t help but to participate every now and then.

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About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.