It seems Queen Elizabeth II is quite the modern royal!
The monarch took to the micro-blogging website Twitter earlier today to mark the opening of the London Science Museum’s newest exhibition.
“It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting,” the message read.
It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 24, 2014
She signed her inaugural tweet, “Elizabeth R.”
For those who aren’t familiar, the ‘R’ at the end of Elizabeth’s name stands for ‘Regina,’ the Latin word for Queen. This is the customary signature format for the reigning monarch.
The Twitter handle @BritishMonarchy then confirmed the Queen did, in fact, write and publish the previous message from the account.
“The last tweet was sent personally by The Queen from her official Twitter account @BritishMonarchy #TheQueenTweets,” the subsequent message read.
Her grandson Prince Harry similarly published his first tweet last May, but later stated his personal account was no longer active.
Today’s historic tweet just adds to the list of times Queen Elizabeth has proved she is savvy with modern technology! She was also the first British monarch to send an email, the @BritishMonarchy Twitter account confirmed. The royal sent the electronic correspondence while visiting a military base in 1976.