Queen hates selfies

If you’re fed up with the growing trend of taking selfies, then you’re in good company, with the Queen herself said to find it “strange” that she sees nothing but the back of mobile phones when she looks up. Is it time to put our mobile phones down and see what’s really going on in the world?

As reported in the UK’s The Telegraph, her majesty, Queen Elizabeth, has told the US ambassador, Matthew Barzun, that she essentially misses eye contact when meeting crowds.

Last year, while on a tour of the revamped Broadcasting House in London, home to the BBC, the Queen’s courtiers were said to be dismayed at the number of BBC staff using phones and tablets to take photos of the Queen, rather than looking directly at their guest. The height of bad manners apparently.

Do you think that we should put down our phones and see what’s really going on in the world? Or do you consider it great that we have technology which can capture such special moments in an instant?

Written by Debbie McTaggart