Queen Elizabeth II joins Facebook

Queen Elizabeth II is now on Facebook — but she’s not going to be your friend.

Britain’s queen has launched a series of official pages offering the website’s 500 million users daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said on Sunday.

The 84-year-old British monarch will be featured in videos, photos and news items on the site, which will be available starting Monday, alongside other members of the country’s royal family, including Princes William and Harry.Users will be able leave messages or comments for Buckingham Palace on the site and find details of royal events close to their homes.

However, because the pages will be corporate — and not a personal account — people won’t be able to request to become friends with the queen.

A royal official said the queen had personally approved the plan, but acknowledged she has not actually used the site herself.

“The decision went right up to the queen,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to discuss the plan. “If you are going to have an online presence in 2010, you just have to be on Facebook.”

The Facebook page is the queen’s latest social media venture — the royal family already have an account on the Flickr photography website, joined Twitter in 2009 and set up a video channel on YouTube in 2007.

Buckingham Palace set up its own website in 1997, which now allows people to apply for palace jobs online, track the royal family via Google Maps or read details in a section devoted to the queen’s prized corgi dogs.

Her Facebook site will include Britain’s court circular, the official daily record of the royal family’s engagements. It lists all royal diary appointments from the previous day and was created by George III in 1803, reportedly after he became frustrated with inaccurate newspaper reports.

7 replies
  1. Denis Seiden
    Denis Seiden says:

    Good blog, where did you come up with the knowledge in this piece of content? I’m glad I found it though, ill be checking back soon to see what other articles you have.

    Reply
  2. comus inn
    comus inn says:

    A mutual associate said I would really like your site. Glad I took her advice! I like how you really dig in and get to the bottom line but can you run through that last part again? Just a little? –Isaak

    Reply
  3. Ines Caryk
    Ines Caryk says:

    Hey, I found your blog in a new directory of blogs. I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, anyway cool blog, I bookmarked you.

    Reply
  4. Camille Ebbighausen
    Camille Ebbighausen says:

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *