Prince Harry has arrived in Australia and has brought some sage advice with him.
The handsome royal greeted hundreds of fans for about 20 minutes as he arrived to report for duty with the Australian army, and one lucky teenage well-wisher got to chat with him while braving the rain. But Prince William's younger brother advised the admirer to stop the selfies LOL.
"Seriously, you need to get out of it. I know you're young, but selfies are bad," Australian television network Nine recorded Harry as the crowd laughed.
The 30-year-old prince isn't the first to show some disdain for the camera trend, as his grandmother, Elizabeth II AKA the Queen of England, has also voiced her concern about the growing movement. But that didn't stop her from famously photobombing two girls' selfie while attending the Commonwealth Games. Even better than the photobomb itself is the fact that she was caught smiling, which is very rare for the regal queen.
Maybe it's a family thing, but it seems like the entire British royal family is opposed to selfies, as Prince Andrew also voiced his concern, calling them "disconcerting". The Duke of York has previously said while he is "not so fussed about the selfie problem", he finds it "interesting" that people use mobile devices to record footage during meet-and-greets, describing it as "the new reality".
Prince Harry also spoke to 12-year-old Ethan Toscan, who greeted the royal with a sign that read "Redheads RULE!!!" Toscan, who is also ginger-haired, revealed the prince told him that having red hair "has to be the number one thing one person can ever be."
"He said that I was fabulous in making the sign and it's awesome to be a redhead," he gushed. "I'm over the moon - it's just wow! I got to shake his hand!"
Australian Defense Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin said in a statement posted by ABC Australia that Harry's military attachment would provide the prince with an "opportunity to gain greater insight into our Army's domestic operating environment and capabilities," adding, "We have prepared a challenging program that will see Captain Wales deploy on urban and field training exercises, domestic deployments, as well as participate in Indigenous engagement activities."