Prince Harry warns the youth against taking “Selfie”

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:14 GMT, Apr 9, 2015 |

Prince Harry has warned Australians against taking a “selfie” with him during his one-month stint Down Under, saying he much prefers normal photographs.

The 30-year-old British prince was warmly received by hundreds of fans in Canberra on Monday, including one teenage girl who wanted to have a photograph of herself with him in the background. “No, I hate selfies,” the popular royal said in the one scheduled public event of his month in Australia, during which he will be embedded with Australian soldiers in Sydney, Darwin and Perth. “Seriously! You need to get out of it. I know you’re young but selfies are bad, Just take a normal photograph” he said.

A social media expert of University of Melbourne says, the prince’s comment should be seen as “words of wisdom” for young people, leaving indelible electronic footprints with their social media postings.Also she told, the young people need to be reminded as many times as possible that what they put online stays online, even if they delete it. And she added saying, “He knows probably better than anyone … how these images will never go away”.