Photo: Tony Wang
For someone who embodies an archaic institution, Queen Elizabeth II certainly moves swiftly with the times.
At a recent Buckingham Palace reception to Meet the Press, a first-ever Twitter room was set aside for mobile phones. Twitter's General Manager in the United Kingdom, Tony Wang, snapped the historic sign and the Washington Post royalty blog flung it around for all the world to see.
It's a new iconic image from the East Gallery that once framed Princess Diana with her bridesmaids and The Queen.
Thirty years after that fateful wedding the world has changed and the British royals have two official Twitter sources.
@BritishMonarchy is the Buckingham Palace Twitter mouthpiece for news of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as they continue their energetic rounds in this Diamond Jubilee year.
Curious about Kate and William? Harry too? The trickle of official news about them drips from @ClarenceHouse, with rather more about Charles and Camilla.
Jordanian Queens do their own tweeting, as does Sarah Ferguson. Come see them and find well-informed, witty royal watchers in my short Following list at @ARightRoyalBlog. A fun fake royal is in there too.