Hockey player shares the story behind Queen Elizabeth's epic photobomb

Hockey player shares the story behind Queen Elizabeth's epic photobomb

Credit: @_JaydeTaylor/Twitter

Jayde Taylor posted this photo with her friend, Brooke Peris and showing the Queen in the background, to Twitter on July 24, 2014 with the caption, "Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! ?? ?? #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014".

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by LESLEY MESSER and BEN GITTLESON

ABC News

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 1:17 PM

(ABC News) -- Photobombs happen all the time.

A photobomb by Queen Elizabeth -- smiling no less -- does not.

Jayde Taylor, an athlete competing in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the Australian women's hockey team, was warming down with her teammate Brooke Peris when the Queen stopped by to say hello. It was at that point that Taylor snapped the photo that Instagram dreams are made of.

"Brooke [Peris] and I planned it so that when she came out the door she would be behind us. And then she came out and smiled at the camera!" Taylor told ABC News. "We were in the right spot at the right time."

However, meeting the royal may have surpassed the experience of taking a photo with her.

"She asked us a bit about the pitch, how we were going and told us to enjoy our time here," Taylor said. "She was lovely. Really, really lovely."

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