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It’s rare to see the Queen smile let alone take a photo with a Royal fan, but a young boy has managed to do both!

Cardiff schoolboy Rhys Tunnadine, 11, pulled out his phone and got a perfectly-timed snap with Her Majesty, and it’s quickly gone viral.

The Queen was in Wales to officially open the fifth session of the National Assembly of Wales at The Senedd in Cardiff.

Rhys said he was delighted to grab a once-in-a-lifetime photo with the Queen but admitted he was disappointed Prince Philip politely declined.

“He shook my hand and I asked him for a selfie but he said he wasn’t very good at having his picture taken,” he explained. “But he was very chatty.

“It’s been really fun – we have all really enjoyed it,” he told Wales Online.

Another schoolboy, Oliver Burke, said “I am not going to have an experience like that again, getting so close to them,” reports Telegraph. “This was really special.”

Jessica Mullins, 11, said: “It was really exciting to see lots of royal people.

“I said ‘bore da’ to the Queen and she said ‘bore da’ back. She was really kind”.

The Welsh and National anthems were played and a royal salute given as the Queen reached the main entrance to the Senedd. She and Prince Philip were welcomed by well wishers, including local schoolchildren waving flags.

Meanwhile, back in London, the city has been draped in red, white and blue ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations this weekend.

Daily Mail reports Union Flags have been hung all the way down the Mall and above Regent Street and Oxford Street as the capital gets ready for the party of the year.

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  1. I have seen Cardiff Castle and it was magnificent!! I wish I had grown up in the UK for all its history and beauty. Glad to be in Australia but it is a different life style..

  2. that’s not a selfie WITH the Queen !

    it’s a selfie taken when the Queen happened to be walking past in the distance – 3 or 4 feet away – I’ll guess he was behind a rope or such too – look – I got a selfie with the Queen ! – um – see – she’s there in the background somewhere …

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