Here’s the selfie photobomb that will rule the (Internet) waves. Queen Elizabeth inadvertently ‘photobombed’ a selfie captured by Australian hockey players
Jayde Taylor and Anna Flanagan at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a photograph that has quickly become a worldwide social media sensation.
Jayde Taylor, a member of the Australia Commonwealth Games hockey team, tweets: “Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames.”
Queen talks sport with hockey players
When she saw the Australian players after their 4-0 win over Malaysia at Glasgow Hockey Stadium, the 88-year-old royal made her way over to the girls and started conversations with several of them. “She asked us a bit about the pitch, how we were going and told us to enjoy our time here. She was lovely, really, really lovely,” Taylor, 29, said.
By the numbers
Taylor’s selfie/photobomb photo was re-tweeted 6418 times and favorited 5,151 times, at the time of publication.