White House to reporters: no selfies with Prince William

The White House politely but firmly asked reporters not to take selfies in the Oval Office during President Barack Obama’s meeting with Prince William, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The President’s aides decided the request was necessary after an excited group of French reporters took pictures of themselves during a meeting between Mr Obama and François Hollande, the French president.

The Duke of Cambridge has met US President Barack Obama at the White House as part of a three-day visit.

Prince William held talks with President Obama in the Oval Office, in advance of delivering a speech to the World Bank on wildlife crime, according to BBC.

During the speech, he described the illegal wildlife trade as “one of the most insidious forms of corruption and criminality in the world today”.

His wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited a New York children’s centre.

The couple arrived in New York on Sunday night, with the prince travelling to Washington alone on Monday.

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