The Socialite Network: UK's Queen joins Facebook

Nov 07, 2010
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks to the sky as a military jet performs a fly-past above, during her visit to the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal at the Royal Navy dockyard in Portsmouth, England, Friday Nov. 5, 2010. The aircraft carrier, which is in its 25th year, is to be taken out of service imminently in the wake of the defence review cuts announced last month.(AP Photo / Chris Ison, PA)

(AP) -- Britain's royal household says Queen Elizabeth II is launching her own fan page on Facebook.

The 84-year-old British monarch will be featured in videos, photos and news updates on the site, her office said on Sunday.

Users will be able send messages to Buckingham Palace, and leave comments on the Queen's pages.

Britain's court circular, the official daily record of the royal family's engagements, will also be featured on the site. The daily circular - which lists the previous day's diary appointments - was created by George III in 1803 after he became frustrated at inaccurate newspaper reports.

Britain's royal family already has an account on the Flickr photography website, joined Twitter in 2009 and set up a video channel on in 2007.

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