The fourth-in-line to the throne is Down Under for a month-long placement with the Australian Defence Force, and he mingled with crowds during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Monday (06Apr15).

In a light-hearted exchange with a group of young fans, the prince recoiled when he was asked to pose for a self-taken photograph and begged the youngsters to turn their back on the trend.

He said, "I hate selfies. Seriously! I know you're young, but selfies are bad. Just take a normal photograph."

The royal also thrilled another fan who was clutching a board daubed with the message "Redheads rule!" - the famously flame-haired prince dashed over and high-fived the youngster.