Boy, 14, Aims for Selfie With the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II was touring Belfast.

ByABC News
June 25, 2014, 11:00 AM

June 25, 2014 -- It is not every day you get a chance to see the Queen of England so when you do, the pressure is on to find a way to remember it forever.

For a 14-year-old quick-thinking boy in Belfast, Ireland, that way was to snap a selfie with the very unsuspecting Queen Elizabeth II.

The boy, identified by ITV as Jack Surgenor, was in the crowd while the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were visiting St. George’s Market in Belfast Tuesday, part of their three-day tour of Northern Ireland.

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Jack was one of hundreds in the crowd surrounding the queen as she made her way through the market when he got close enough to hold his iPhone in front of the queen. He then quickly turned around to include himself in the shot, too.

The ITV reporter who captured the moment, royal editor Tim Ewart, described the 88-year-old monarch as appearing “bemused” at the antics of her 14-year-old fan.

The selfie photo was the queen’s second run-in with pop culture that day. Earlier, she and Philip visited the Belfast set where the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” is filmed.