Portrush woman challenges William’s stereotype view of ‘selfie’ takers

Anne Hyndman taking a selfie with the Duke of Cambridge during the annual Hillsborough Castle garden party, prompting him to think again about the age profile of the selfie generation. Photo: Anne Hyndman/PA Wire
Anne Hyndman taking a selfie with the Duke of Cambridge during the annual Hillsborough Castle garden party, prompting him to think again about the age profile of the selfie generation. Photo: Anne Hyndman/PA Wire

A photo-hunting royal fan has prompted the Duke of Cambridge to think again about the age profile of the selfie generation.

William shared a joke with 62-year-old Anne Hyndman from Portrush, Northern Ireland when he spotted her multiple efforts to get a picture of herself with him in the background.

Anne Hyndman taking a selfie with the Duke of Cambridge during the annual Hillsborough Castle garden party, prompting him to think again about the age profile of the selfie generation

Anne Hyndman taking a selfie with the Duke of Cambridge during the annual Hillsborough Castle garden party, prompting him to think again about the age profile of the selfie generation

The serial snapper was a guest at the Hillsborough Castle garden party attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday.

“He saw me taking selfies,” said Mrs Hyndman, who works in a coffee shop in Coleraine. “He said ‘I know what you are doing, you are taking selfies – I can see you out of the side of my eye’.”

A short while after that initial jovial exchange, William again spotted Ms Hyndman and her camera phone among the other 2,500 guests enjoying the sunshine on the pristine lawns of the Royal residence.

“He came back up and I was taking photos again and he said ‘That’s the woman with the selfies – that’s a young one’s thing, now you are at it’.”

The Co Londonderry woman was invited to the garden party with her husband Ronnie, who is involved with the Royal British Legion in Portrush.

And the reason she was so keen to get a photo with William? “He’s just lovely,” she said. “It was just the best day we ever had. It was like a dream.”