Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has landed on Twitter posting her first ever tweet from the official @BritishMonarchy account.
The communication occured during the opening ceremony of London’s Science Museum, which the monarch tweeting in front of 600 guests.
The momentous occasion was quickly followed by the #TheQueenTweets hashtag, with many social media users welcoming the Queen to the platform.
It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.
— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
#TheQueenTweetspic.twitter.com/jz69LOlGcD — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014
So far the message has been retweeted over 3,000 times and has been favourited by over 2,100 accounts. The BritishMonarchy account currently has a modest 756,000 followers - this number will explode following the announcement.
It has emerged that the Queen did not draft the message, instead only hitting the send button. Twitter purists may argue whether or not that makes Elizabeth II, the author of the message.
Of course, Queen Elizabeth and prince Harry were involved in all sorts of photobombing antics during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - Twitter is a step-up for the monarch however.
Naturally, Twitter loves the royal family almost as much as it does cat memes, last month, hundreds of brands jumped upon the announcement of the second royal baby's arrival.
Nando's has already asked the Queen for a follow-back.
— Nando's (@NandosUK) October 24, 2014