Australian women’s hockey athletes Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris have become a global overnight sensation following their ‘selfie’ photo, which featured Her Majesty The Queen smiling at the camera over their shoulders.
Widely known as photobombing, the pic went viral after Taylor posted it to her Twitter account following Australia’s 4-0 win over Malaysia on Thursday. It was picked up on the Hockeyroos’ social media pages and by journalists across the globe.
Just six hours after it was first posted, Taylor’s tweet had been retweeted 6688 times and attracted 5369 favourites. On the Hockeyroos’ Facebook page the photo attracted 8200 ‘Likes’, 620 ‘shares’ and more than 260 comments. On Taylor's Instagram account the photo recrived more than 1500 likes and 100 comments.
Media from across the globe joined the #roovolution with the pair receiving interview requests from all the major Australian networks and several of the USA’s biggest shows, including NBC’s Today Show and Good Morning America.
With a match against Wales to prepare for less than 24 hours later the pair had to forego the spotlight, focusing instead of pre-match preparations.