Scaffolder Takes Famous Selfie with Duchess of Cambridge03-09-2016
A hunky scaffolder pictured taking a selfie with the Duchess of Cambridge admitted he had to tell his wife he was not flirting with her.
Father-of-one Sam Wayne, 36, revealed he is a happily married man -- to stunning blonde Hayley, 30.
The couple have been together for eleven years and wed in April this year.
He has described her as his "soulmate" and "partner-in-crime."
And he said that while some builders said Kate was "hot stuff", there was no wolf-whistling or lewd comments.
Mr Wayne, who had taken a selfie with Prince Charles during a visit two years ago, was working on the Nansledan development in Newquay, Cornwall, a "model town" similar to the Prince of Wales's Poundbury estate in Devon.
Prince William and Kate visited the site at the start of their two day tour of the area.
And Mr Wayne, of Redruth, Cornwall, said he could not resist the chance to add to his selfie collection as they walked past him -- despite being warned by royal aides not to.
He said: "I did not hear any wolf whistling -- a few of the builders said she was looking hot - but everyone was very respectful.
"I wouldn't say I am a huge fan of hers with posters all on the wall or anything. But she is just in the public eye and I just fancied a selfie.
"The fuss around it all is a bit surreal -- but is something to tell the grandchildren I guess.
"No-one said or did anything bad to Kate and William and my wife certainly has nothing to worry about.
"I know I can be cheeky at times -- but I don't think I was at that time."
Mr Wayne, who also has one daughter Ellie, 13, said his initial intention was just to follow on from his earlier selfie with Prince Charles and he has been staggered by all the attention his actions have caused.
He added: "I just wanted to take a selfie as I took one with Charles a few years ago and thought it would be funny to put another one up on Facebook.
"I managed to get them coming out and William turned to me and said 'that is a terrible selfie' which made Kate laugh.
"I said I had one with your dad to try and spark a conversation but wasn't able to.
"I am a bit cheeky and it is a bit of fun -- but I find it all very odd that all the headlines about their visit have just been about a selfie."As much as I love my five minutes of fame the reaction has been based around a stereotype of builders and scaffolders."
Mr Wayne, who has been a scaffolder with LTC for 11 years, said there was a lot of excitement about the royal visit and he was eager to add to his photographic selection.
He said: "Everyone was excited and buzzing -- especially me. They were taking the mickey because of how excited I was because of what I got with Prince Charles.
"A lot of the guys were on the same site as me back then and knew the Prince Charles story.
"They were laughing as I was trying to get another selfie. That was the best I could get as we were told we were not allowed to take selfies as they went past.
"But I just couldn't resist and didn't get into any trouble. I actually walked off disappointed that I did not get as good a selfie as last time.
"I don't think what I say will put the stereotype of builders and scaffolders to rest and I not saying it does not happen around there.
"But in this case everyone was very respectful."
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