Prince William Broke Royal Protocol by Taking Photos with a Fan While in Ireland

Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, on a visit to County Kildare, outside of Dublin, Ireland does something most Royals don't do — Taking selfies with fans.

The Prince and his Duchess, Kate Middleton, were all smiles on their visit to Ireland when the Prince was approached warmly by a fan, Jennifer Malone. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station on Mumbles Pier in Swansea on February 04, 2020, in South Wales. | Source: Getty Images.

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station on Mumbles Pier in Swansea on February 04, 2020, in South Wales. | Source: Getty Images.

Jennifer handed Prince William a small bouquet of daffodils and asked him to take a selfie. Jennifer's mother, Donna, took to Twitter to share the sweet photos of a smiling Prince William and Jennifer. Captioning her post, Donna wrote:

"A really nice guy."

It might be no secret that members of the Royal family do not engage in taking photos with the public, and neither do they sign autographs for the people. 

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Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been learning about organisations working in Ireland to support and empower young people, and about the country’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation. 1-2. At @Jigsaw_YMH, The Duke and Duchess met young people helped by the free mental support service, before joining a conversation with parents, carers and teachers on the impact of Jigsaw’s services within their communities. 3-4. With young people supported by the charity Extern a range of activities that equip those at Savannah House with key life skills, including meal planning and cooking, and joining them for a game of table tennis – see our story for more! 5-6. On @Teagasc Research Farm in County Meath they heard more about the farm’s pioneering research to promote sustainable farming across the country, before speaking to farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices – and joined local schoolchildren visiting the farm for an educational session on the environment, nutrition and food production. 7. Finally, at the spectacular Howth Cliff, The Duke and Duchess joined representatives from the Marine Institute to talk about their innovating work across Ireland – before taking in sweeping views of the Irish coastline. 8-9. Thank you to everyone that came out to greet The Duke and Duchess today! #RoyalVisitIreland

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The Prince, however, made an exception for Jennifer, who has an impressive list of celebrity selfies. Jennifer charmed her way into Hugh Jackman's list of friends and also, "The Saturdays" singer, Una Healey, reports Daily Mail.

USA Today wrote about the sweet moment when Prince William decided to break protocol for Jennifer. The duke and duchess were in Ireland on tour. 

They were in County Kildare to pay a visit to a residential facility run by the social justice charity called Extern. They were there to see how the charity supports young people and families who are facing troubled times.

At the facility, the Prince and his bride were shown how Extern provides a haven for vulnerable young people. Prince William and Kate even joined in several activities. 

Before visiting the facility, the royal couple went to a youth mental health organization in Dublin. There, they met several young people who had come to the organization for support and guidance concerning the state of their mental health. 

Much later in the day, the couple visited a research farm in County Meath where research for sustainable farming is carried out. The Prince mentioned that he had taken up some interest in agriculture recently.

The pair also visited some facilities and even pubs and were all smiles as they met bright and eager fans. The Duke and Duchess, on their last day, were greeted by a crowd of well-wishers during a walk-around along Galway in western Ireland.

The royal couple paid a visit to the Salthill Gaelic Athletic Association club in Galway and tried their hands at Gaelic football. 

The couple also met with Galway Community Circus performers, local artists, and young musicians. All through the tour, fans could not help but notice how stunning the princess looked.

Residents of Ireland were more than happy to have the Prince and Princess with them in Ireland.

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