Despite being known as an icon of traditional British values, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has opened her own Royal YouTube channel.

“The queen will use the popular video-sharing website to send out her 50th annual televised Christmas message, which she first delivered live to the nation and its colonies on Dec. 25, 1957.

Buckingham Palace also began posting archive and recent footage of the queen and other royals on the channel Sunday, with plans to add new clips regularly.”

The 81-year-old Queen isn't exactly unused to utilizing new technologies.  In fact, her 1957 Christmas message was delivered barely 20 years after BBC TV went on the air.