By Erika Owen
September 02, 2016
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Getting caught red-handed attempting to snap a selfie with someone of importantance—or even just someone on the train—can have embarrassing consequences.

But there are some situations, like the one the construction worker photographed above found himself in after attempting to catch a golden gram with royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton, where you just have to own it.

After all, Instagram likes aren't free. We salute you, brave selfie-taker.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.