The Queen has joined half a billion other people across the globe by signing up to the biggest social network site, Facebook.

Launched this morning at 8am, the Official British Monarchy page attracted 40,000 users within its first hour online.

However the Queen’s Facebook page is unlike the accounts of every other users as other members cannot befriend HRH, but instead they can connect with the Queen and the rest of the royal family by the liking the new page with a virtual thumbs up.

The new Facebook page will function as an online version of the traditional court circular giving details of upcoming Royal engagements across the UK and further afield. There’s also a special “near me” application which allows Facebook members to search for royal events taking place in their area.

Fellow Facebook users will also be able to discuss royal related news, and give their opinions on recent royal engagements on the Official British Monarchy page. However the palace says members of the Royal Family will not be responsible for personally updating the news and status posts online.

A selection of Royal snaps will also be uploaded onto the brand new page, however other Facebook users won’t be able to tag the Queen or any other royal family members online.

This isn’t the Queen’s first foray into the world of social networking as the Royal Family already has an account on the micro blogging site Twitter where they boast over 70,000 followers.

    Leave Your Comment Here