The otherwise conservative British monarchy has relaxed a bit on tech front on Saturday when Queen Elizabeth II joined the masses on Twitter social networking site to send her first ever public tweet, on behalf of the British Monarchy.
“It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy
visiting. Elizabeth R,” said the message in her first ever tweet signed off as @BritishMonarchy.
(@BritishMonarchy) October 24,
The Queen in a robin egg blue dress coat and matching hat visited the Science Museum in London during an information technology gallery opening on Friday to send the tweet with her personal sign-off, Elizabeth R. under the account @BritishMonarchy at 11:35 a.m. local time. R stands for Regina, the Queen’s original name. Th e tweet was retweeted 80,000 so far.
Though the @BritishMonarchy account was as old as five years created in 2009, it was never used except for once by the Queen to send a test message to her personal staff. It has more than 760,000 followers.
Esctatic over the event, the British Science Museum said, “The last tweet was sent personally by The Queen from her official Twitter account @BritishMonarchy #TheQueenTweets,” and added: “Something one doesn’t see everyday… The Queen sends her first tweet to open #smInfoAge #TheQueenTweets.”
Museum (@sciencemuseum) October 24,
“To thank The Queen, our inventor-in-residence @markchampkins designed this beautiful Information bouquet #smInfoAge,” read another tweet on the museum’s page.
“Pleased that all the effort paid off and bouquet was well received, particularly as it took bloomin ages to make,” Mark Champkins said on his personal Twitter page.