Queen Elizabeth has sent her first tweet!
25 October 2014, 09:15
London - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."
The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London's Science Museum on Friday.
The queen removed a glove to type on a touchscreen tablet, writing "I hope people will enjoy visiting" the exhibition. She sent it through the official British monarchy account under the Twitter handle @BritishMonarchy on the social media website, as some 600 guests looked on.
Check out the tweet:
Most members of the royal family do not tweet personally - they are represented by official accounts managed by spokespeople.
The gallery, called "Information Age," explores the technological breakthroughs that have changed communication.(Queen Elizabeth II. Getty Images)
Check out a pic taken as the Queen sent out her first tweet:
The queen was the first monarch to send an email, in 1976 when the technology was in its infancy.