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By Ree Hines

Sorry kids, it's official! Prince Harry made a royal declaration Monday morning: "Selfies are bad."

Britain's Prince Harry shakes hands with members of the public during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra
Britain's Prince Harry (R) shakes hands with members of the public during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on April 6, 2015. Captain Wales, as he is known in the British Army begins a month-long attachment with the Australian Army, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment and possibly flying helicopters after already announcing that he will leave the British military in June after his Australian swansong. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LUKAS COCHLUKAS COCH/AFP/Getty ImagesLUKAS COCH / AFP - Getty Images

The prince, who'd just arrived in Australia to kick off a one-month term with the country's army, made the comment off the cuff while greeting the public at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, while — yes — being the focus of a whole lot of photos himself.

"Seriously, you need to get out of it," Harry told one teen, according to a recording captured by Australian TV network Nine. "I know you're young, but selfies are bad."

Britain's Prince Harry laughs as he looks up at the rain as Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove holds an umbrella for him.
Britain's Prince Harry laughs as he looks up at the rain as Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove holds an umbrella for him.DAVID GRAY / Reuters
Prince Harry is escorted by the chairman of the council of the war memorial Ken Doolan.
Prince Harry is escorted by the chairman of the council of the war memorial Ken Doolan.STEFAN POSTLES / AFP - Getty Images
Prince Harry places a poppy at the Roll of Honour.
Prince Harry places a poppy at the Roll of Honour.LUKAS COCH / AFP - Getty Images

While it seems unlikely the royal will have much luck when it comes to turning the tide on the popularity of selfies, those gathered to get a glimpse of Harry obviously enjoyed what they heard and saw from him.

Especially one young admirer who held out a sign that read: "Redheads rule!"

Prince Harry
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Prince Harry greets members of the public outside the Australian War Memorial on April 6, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prince Harry, or Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, will end his military career with a month long secondment to the Australian Defence Force in barracks in Sydney, Perth and Darwin. (Photo by Lukas Coch - Pool/Getty Images)Lukas Coch / Getty Images

The prince obviously agreed with his fellow redhead, Ethan Toscan.

"He said that I was fabulous in making the sign and it's awesome to be a redhead," the 12-year-old later told The Telegraph. "I'm over the moon — it's just wow! I got to shake his hand!"

Prince Harry reacts after shaking hands with kids holding up a sign reading 'Red Heads Rule' during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra
Prince Harry reacts after shaking hands with kids holding up a sign reading 'Red Heads Rule' during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on April 6, 2015. Captain Wales, as he is known in the British Army begins a month-long attachment with the Australian Army, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment and possibly flying helicopters after already announcing that he will leave the British military in June after his Australian swansong. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LUKAS COCHLUKAS COCH/AFP/Getty ImagesLUKAS COCH / AFP - Getty Images

The visit, Harry's third to the country, marks the final deployment in his 10-year military career.

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