Her Magesty the Queen joins Facebook
7th November 2010
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Our gracious Queen's has now joined facebook. If ever you needed reminding of the power of facebook here is another milestone in the history of social networking.

Buckingham Palace has launched a Facebook page called "The British Monarchy".

The page will feature the latest Royal news, photographs, videos and speeches from the Royal Family, together with several daily updates about the activities of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

The world's most popular social networking site, Facebook with more than 600 million users, has created a special new application for the Queen's official page. Yes, some are more equal than others even in the eyes of facebook.

This new application will enable users to find out about Royal events and visits in their area, and search for the event on a map of the country.

Things you won’t be able to do though. You will not be able to "poke" the Queen – who would dare. You won’t be able to send her a "friend requests" but then I am sure she knows we are all her friends.

Just press the ‘Likes’ button to register yourself as a fan of the Queen and you will get updates on the Queen and what’s happening where.

Here’s the great bit. You will be able to comment on the Queens ‘wall’ and send her a message – how cool is that?

We understand that the Queen is said to have personally approved the plans for her new Facebook page, which is now live. This is so typical of our Queen who embraces new technology and sets an example for us all.

A Royal Twitter account was launched in 2009 and Royal Channel went live on YouTube in 2007.

The Queen also "podcast" her first Christmas Day message in 2006, and launched a website for herself and other members of the Royal Family in 1997.

At 84, the Queen, encouraged by her grandchildren, is said to be "very enthusiastic" about keeping up to date with technology. She uses a mobile phone, has her own private email address and "surfs" the web.

She has continually moved with the times and in 1953, marked her coronation by allowing television cameras into Westminster Abbey for the first time for a state occasion.

The page is now live and here is the link so go and be a friend. www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy

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