Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow at @TALGroup.
Well now, this is exciting. HRH Queen Elizabeth has officially sent her first tweet ever, at the age of 88. The message was sent out while she opened an information technology gallery at London’s Science Museum. Her “tweet” entered the twittersphere at exactly 11:35am and it reached the 767,000 followers of the @BritishMonarchy account. Before this, the very regal Twitter account had been maintained by palace officials.
Removing her glove first, the Queen tweeted for the first time in front of 600 guests (no pressure at all). Among them included communications entrepreneurs and experts Lady Lane-Fox, Hermann Hauser, Mo Ibrahim, Professor Steve Furber and Sir Nigel Shadbolt. (via Guardian UK)
The question on everyone’s lips – what did she say? Your answer is below:
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived on Friday morning to open and tour the museum, and as part of this event, the queen was recognized for her harnessing technological advances.
The Museum’s director, Ian Blatchford, stated at the opening: “I mentioned earlier that Queen Victoria took a great interest in the invention of the telephone, and Your Majesty has followed in this tradition of embracing new technology. You made the first live Christmas broadcast in 1957 and an event relished by historians took place on 26 March 1976, when you became the first monarch to send an email, during a visit to the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment. May I now invite you to join me so that you may send your first tweet.”
The Queen’s Twitter debut closely follows that of her grandson, Prince Harry, who sent a message on the social network in May to celebrate the Invictus Games.
You can watch the queen make her first televised Christmas broadcast in 1957 below:
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