It was only a matter of time really, wasn’t it?
Kate Middleton has finally given up on posing normally in front of a camera held by a person more than an arms-width away and indulged in a full-on selfie.
“I thought William would say no but he didn’t. He wished me well,” said Nina Kiwarkis, 52, one of few lucky well-wishers to be granted a royal snap.
Chloe Skafte, 19, lured Kate into her shot with a bunch of flowers:
While a selfie taken of the Duchess high-fiving a child in Christchurch promptly circulated Twitter with the somewhat disproportionate hashtag ‘#besteverselfie’:
The eight-month-old baby was then given his very own police escort to Admiralty House, the official residence of the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove (the Queen’s official Australian representative) in Kirribilli, where he was presented with a giant cuddly wombat.
After that, they were welcomed at a reception at the Sydney Opera, where thousands of Australians gathered to catch a glimpse of the Duchess dressed “like a banana”:
And then Prince William caused a stir when he stood perilously close to the edge of a 100-metre drop off a cliff face in the Blue Mountains:
The royal tour continues. Probably forever.