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U.K.: The Queen Is Now Tweeting
Source: nextgov.com
Source Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela
Created: Oct 27, 2014

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom sent out her first tweet from the British Monarchy’s official Twitter account today, fittingly promoting the London Science Museum’s new Information Age exhibit.

It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
And in case you weren’t sure who “Elizabeth R” is, the royal account sent a follow up.

The last tweet was sent personally by The Queen from her official Twitter account @BritishMonarchy #TheQueenTweets

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
The official account had been building up to the tweet throughout the day, highlighting the 88-year-old monarch’s past technological milestones.

Here's our timeline of Royals and technology, beginning with Queen Victoria meeting Alexander Graham Bell in 1878 - http://t.co/6mbbXZjH0q

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
Listen to The Queen's 1947 radio message here - http://t.co/16dZS6Z6Yd #SMInfoAge

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
You can watch The Queen's first televised Christmas broadcast from 1957 here - http://t.co/0pzDQomLjK #SMInfoAge

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
In 1976 The Queen became the first Monarch to send an email during a visit to an army base - here it is! #SMInfoAge pic.twitter.com/jsVMyGGjsW

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
And, finally:

#TheQueenTweets pic.twitter.com/jz69LOlGcD

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014

(By Sonali Kohli)
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