Queen Elizabeth Has Tweeted Her First Tweet

She signed it, "Elizabeth R."

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Sound the bugles! We are now in the presence of a royal tweet.

Queen Elizabeth II posted her first tweet to the @BritishMonarchy Twitter account Friday, in honor of an exhibit at London's Science Museum that celebrates the history of communications technology. She signed the post "Elizabeth R."

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Then, in a series of posts that we're sure the Queen did not type herself, #TheQueenTweets became a thing.

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And it looks like the Queen used a tablet to do the tweeting.

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Her son, Prince Andrew, and her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, have her beat with their own personal Twitter accounts. But nobody can beat the Queen herself when it comes to a very modern pastime: photobombing.

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.