A surgeon succeeded in taking a rare selfie with the queen when she paid a royal visit to the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.
Jason Ali took the candid photo of herself and Her Majesty, who looks directly at the camera and smiles when she visited the hospital on Tuesday.
The surgeon, who is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery, said he tilted the camera & # 39; for a selfie with the 93-year-old monarch, but he was astonished by the result.
Jason Ali managed to get a rare selfie with the queen when she visited the new Royal Papworth hospital in Cambridgeshire this week
He said: & I was in the ward when the queen came to visit and took the opportunity to get a good idea of her.
& # 39; I knew she would walk towards me, so I bent the camera for a selfie and she looked straight at the camera in surprise and smiled. & # 39;
Jason, who has worked at Papworth Hospital for three years, said there was a great atmosphere in the royal visit department.
& # 39; All employees were very excited and there was a buzz in the neighborhood & # 39 ;, he added.
The surgeon broke a photo on his iPhone with herself and Her Majesty, looking directly at the camera and smiling
Jason, specialist in hospital cardiothoracic surgery, said he was astonished when he saw his selfie with the 93-year-old monarch (pictured, other photos & Jason cut the monarch)
The queen unveiled a hospital plaque, a specialized heart and lung center, 16 miles from the village of Papworth to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
But this is far from the first time a member of the royal family was caught on an unexpected selfie during a royal visit.
The Queen found himself at the end of a new unplanned photo opportunity during a tour of St George & # 39; s Market in Belfast in June 2014.
The monarch walked through the market when Jack Surgenor, then 14, leaned on her way and took a photo – much to the dismay of her security details.
The Queen found himself at the end of a new unplanned photo opportunity during a tour of St George & # 39; s Market in Belfast in June 2014
The monarch walked through the market when Jack Surgenor, then 14, leaned in her path and took a picture – much to the dismay of her security detail
Fortunately for the teenager, the queen saw the funny side and continued the engagement, albeit after a somewhat bewildered look at the teenager.
However, later that year it was revealed that Her Majesty the & # 39; strange & # 39; and & # 39; disturbing & # 39; to be confronted with a sea of telephone screens instead of faces.
US Ambassador Matthew Barzun said: "She actually said," I miss eye contact. "
Builder Sam Wayne, of Redruth, went viral in 2016 when he made a candid selfie with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their official visit to Cornwall.
Builder Sam Wayne, of Redruth, went viral in 2016 when he took a candid selfie with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their official visit to Cornwall
The builder had only taken a candid selfie with Prince Charles two years earlier
Sam was hard at work as the couple walked by and quickly unlocked his phone to crack the royal shot.
It was astonishing that Kate and William were not the first blue-blooded test subjects that the builder was lucky enough to make a self-portrait – he had broken himself only two years earlier with Prince Charles.
The prince was visiting Tregunnel Hill, a district built in the Duchy of Cornwall in Newquay, when Sam approached and asked for a photo.
Much to Sam's surprise, not only did the heir to the throne take a pose, he lingered around to chat after the snap was made.
The Duchess of Cambridge was a high-fiving youngster in Christchurch in 2014 in a selfie that was retweeted hundreds of times with the hashtag #besteverselfie
In July 2014, Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge hit trending on Twitter after agreeing to take a selfie with internet entrepreneur Jamal Edwards
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, also proved to be a popular choice for photos during her tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
A selfie from the tour, from Kate who upheld a young person in Christchurch, was retweeted hundreds of times with the hashtag #besteverselfie.
In July 2014, Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge hit trending on Twitter after reaching an agreement with internet entrepreneur Jamal Edwards at a Buckingham Palace reception.
In what is supposed to be the & # 39; very first & # 39; To be a selfie for Harry, 34 and William, 37, the two jokingly point at the camera while participating in a live web chat for the launch of a new youth prize, Queen & Young's Leaders.
The Duchess of Cornwall was spotted posing for selfies at a garden party in Buckingham Palace in honor of Barnardo's 150th anniversary in 2016
While posing for selfies with guests and chatting with old friend and couturier Bruce Oldfield, the 71-year-old showed her best grin
Even the Duchess of Cornwall was spotted by taking selfies at a garden party in Buckingham Palace that was held in honor of Barnardo's 150th anniversary in 2016.
While posing for selfies with guests and chatting with old friend and couturier Bruce Oldfield, the 71-year-old showed her best grin.
Camilla seemed more than happy to pose for photos with guests, shining on a photo with a woman dressed to impress a powerful purple wizard.
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