The Queen Tweets

The Queens first tweet that appeared on the British Monarchy's Twitter Page

The Queens first tweet that appeared on the British Monarchy’s Twitter Page

So last week HRH Queen Elizabeth II sent out her first tweet from the British Monarchy twitter account (@BritishMonarchy) not to be confused with the parody account @Queen_uk.

Now, we very much doubt Liz sits there checking mentions and hashtags herself (I mean have you ever tried to explain Twitter to your grandparents or teach them how to use a smart phone?) and it has been confirmed that someone typed the text for her, for which she approved and subsequently hit the send button.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace has said it was unlikely the Queen would be tweeting on a regular basis, but it appears the Queen is not one to shy away from new technologies as the monarchy’s twitter account listed other tech milestones the Queen has achieved during her reign, including her first ever televised Christmas broadcast in 1957, and first e-mail sent in 1976.

The Queen is not the first Royal to participate in social media, earlier this year Prince Harry sent a selfie, and the family also announced the second pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge via Twitter.

The Royal Family has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, mainly due to the younger Royals such as William, Kate and Harry. Could we expect to see them open personal social media accounts? Their cousin Princess Beatrice has one, which was officially verified earlier this year. (@YorkieBea) However, it was actually Prince Andrew (@TheDukeOfYork) who beat his daughter to being the first Royal on Twitter when he opened his account in 2013.

Only time will tell if the monarchy will allow the public that extra glimpse into their private lives, but let’s not count on it happening any time soon. The Kardashian’s they are not…. Can you imagine #KeepingUpWithTheWindsors.

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