Queen Elizabeth II made a rather cheeky appearance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, photobombing two Australian female hockey players' selfie.

The photo, taken by Jayde Taylor with one of her teammates, quickly went viral, after it was posted on her Twitter page.

"Brooke and I planned it so that when she came out the door she would be behind us. And then she came out and smiled at the camera. We were in the right spot at the right time," Taylor said.

"We were warming down on the second pitch after our game and the Queen came out to meet Donny (team captain Madonna Blyth).

"The security guard led us all round and we got to meet her. She asked us a bit about the pitch, how we were going and told us to enjoy our time here. She was lovely - really, really lovely."

Queen Elizabeth II
Britain's Queen Elizabeth IIReuters

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had paid the hockey stadium a visit on Thursday, to catch the women's hockey match between Australia and Malaysia.