Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet during a visit to the Science Museum in London. The monarch formally opened the museum’s Information Age Galleries by tweeting through an @BritishMonarchy Twitter account which already has 722,000 followers since 2009.
She posted: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”
The message, by her confirmed Twitter account @BritishMonarchy, was pre-typed formally published by the Queen by touching the screen at the opening in front of a watchful audience.
The 88-year-old monarch and members of her family are represented on Twitter by the account @BritishMonarchy, while @ClarenceHouse covers the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Allegedly the most prolific tweeter in the royal family is the Duke of York, who signs his messages on his account @TheDukeOfYork account with AY, for Andrew York.
The gallery which cost £15.6m (€19780800.00) features over 800 objects and explores the transformation in communication over the past 200 years.