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.

Explore further: Local media have positive slant toward local businesses, Rice University expert finds

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Queen Elizabeth gets a new BlackBerry

Jul 05, 2010

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II received a BlackBerry handset as a gift on Monday while touring the Canadian headquarters of its maker, Research in Motion.

Flickr lets all users upload video snippets

Mar 02, 2009

Flickr on Monday began letting users of its free online photo-sharing service upload snippets of video to the website in a budding challenge to Google-owned YouTube.

Facebook letting bigwigs fire updates to Twitter

Aug 21, 2009

Facebook on Friday said it is letting celebrities, businesses and others with public pages at the social-networking hotspot instantly turn status updates into tweets at Twitter.

Petition seeks voiding of Wilmut's title

Feb 01, 2008

A petition has called on Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to take away the knighthood she bestowed on Ian Wilmut for his cloning of the sheep Dolly.

Facebook deletes 30 UK inmates' pages after taunts

Feb 11, 2010

(AP) -- Facebook has deleted the pages of 30 U.K. prisoners at the request of the British government, the justice minister announced Thursday, after several incidents in which inmates reportedly used the Internet to plot ...

Recommended for you

Barclays to allow payments by using Twitter handles

19 hours ago

The next chapter in banks moving into the digital age is a stretch beyond reminding customers over phone lines that they can also bank online. Barclays has launched Twitter payments through Pingit.

QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection

23 hours ago

QR, or Quick Response, codes – those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something – have been used to convey information about everything from cereals ...

Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

Feb 27, 2015

(AP)—A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies. ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

knikiy
not rated yet Nov 07, 2010

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.