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Best Photobomb Ever? Queen Sneaks Into Selfie at Commonwealth Games

Most of the time, portraits of the royal family might be described as ‘stoic.’ But the most recent photograph of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II isn’t ‘stoic’ at all, in fact it might be better described as ‘sneaky.’

The Queen was walking around the Commonwealth Games earlier today when she ran across Jayde Taylor and Brookie Peris from the Australian hockey team taking a selfie. Rather than stoically stepping out of the frame, her Majesty decided to show off her lighter side and photobombed the duo.

You can see the photobomb-in-progress here:


The caption to the Instagram and Twitter post reads “Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!” and comes complete with the appropriate trio of hashtags: #royalty, #sheevensmiled and #amazing.

We have to say, we don’t typically support selfie taking, but after a somber game against Malaysia — both teams played wearing black armbands in honor of those who lost their lives in the recent Malaysia Airlines disaster — the lighthearted moment with her Majesty put a smile on our faces.

(via BuzzFeed)


 
  • EMKOEMKO

    i still don’t understand what’s the big deal with the Queen did she do something special in her life?

  • Anne Marie Laney

    she came out a royal vagina.. ?

  • Toby Hawkins

    You can be against the concept of a monarchy, but your comment is rather silly. Aside from being a figurehead, she’s done more in her life than you or I ever will, including vast amounts for charity.

  • Mike

    She did, yes. Not all royals do so.

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  • EMKOEMKO

    If I had the time, money and privilege the Royal Family enjoys then I’m sure I could do a lot for charity as well.

  • Uniblab

    Point being?

  • https://twitter.com/adamhowardcross Adam Cross

    vast amounts for charity with the money our government collects from us!, so technically she wouldn’t be able to do any of it without our cash.

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    yea its easy to do things with money when you know a Government will support you for your whole life and all your family, real people who earn their worth and do charity are the real heroes not someone born into a system where they have everything.

  • http://www.andrewkandel.com Andrew Kandel

    The inspired the movie “The Queen” which I have to say is a very good movie and had a fantastic acting performance from Helen Mirren.

  • maliazul

    Is that second image a photobomb of a photobomb?

  • http://ashtonwar.com Ashton War

    But you probably wouldn’t. If you did somebody might blog about you occasionally. Sure, big deal.

    She’s almost 90, makes dozens of official appearances each year, advises the prime minister, is the off-hand ruler of sixteen countries, constantly travels around the world keeping diplomatic ties strong and sponsors/evangelizes charities. She’s been doing that continuously for over 60 years.

    She lives upstairs in what is essentially a museum. She also gets to stay at a bunch of nice places – these are all managed by trusts meaning they stay open to the public and she can’t sell them or anything similar.

    Plenty of people inherit more and don’t do anything good with the money. It’s not like the queen is lazy and doesn’t deserve any recognition.

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  • JO

    Why are they calling this a photobomb? I’d venture to say it’s 1000% more likely that the two girls saw the queen, and only then decided to take the photo with her in the background, as to not be blatantly photographing her. The framing says it all. The queen just happened to notice and obliged with a smile.
    Hardly the queen “bombing” a/k/a “ruining” their “selfie”.

  • SpeakinDaFacts

    How funny!

  • Harshwalia

    Point taken but what is she doing that isn’t already done by others? She is not a private citizen. She is accorded privileges and benefits purely based on her ancestry and race, and she is not required to do anything in return. True, she has chosen to use powers accorded to her for good, and I am sure is a morally upright person and all that, but so are millions of people in England, and they don’t even get a free meal without someone bitching about taxpayers funding it. Yet here you have an entire family that is subsisting very well on the taxpayer dime, merely because their ancestors said they should.

    Furthermore, it is just extremely disingenuous to continue the propping of a monarchy that has a lot of blood on its hands, even if the current monarch is not particularly vile.