God Save The Queen’s Tweet! @BritishMonarchy Sends First Royal Tweet

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first royal tweet under her own name. The tweet was witnessed by 600 guests who attended the opening of an information technology gallery at the London Science Museum which will show historic objects and provide visitors with interactive experiences.

The royal tweet from the Queen was posted on the @BritishMonarchy account and tweeted to its 745,000 followers which said, “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”

Prior to her first tweet, the British Monarchy account was used by royal officials for quite some time. The account provided a brief history of the Queen making use of various new technologies. For example, in 1957, she made the first live Christmas broadcast and, in 1976, was the first monarch to send an email.

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The Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World gallery, which the Queen opened this morning, provides a look at the history of modern communications and how the modern connected world has come about. The gallery will allow visitors to learn about the telegraph, the telephone, radio and television broadcasting, satellite communications, computer networks, and mobile communications. It is part of an ambitious project to help transform the museum and will be followed by a new mathematics gallery that will open in 2016.