Queen Elizabeth II finds selfies disconcerting

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It’s official. She is not amused.

The U.S. ambassador to Britain has told Tatler magazine that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II finds the obsession with mobile phone images a bit disconcerting. The monarch expressed her dismay to Matthew Barzun, who spoke with her when presenting his credentials as America’s representative.

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The magazine quoted Barzun as saying “she was essentially saying, ‘I miss eye contact.’ ”

Some members of the royal family have posed for selfies with the public. The queen’s most famous brush with cell-phone images was at the Commonwealth Games this summer, when she accidently “photo-bombed” — popped up smiling in the background — a selfie taken by an Australian athlete.

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