• Sun, Jul 25 2010

Queen Elizabeth II Is On Flickr

The British royal family is doing what they can to keep up with the times. Queen Elizabeth II now has an official, monarchy-sanctioned Flickr account. Right now most of the pictures are royal family portraits. In case you didn’t know, Elizabeth’s portrait helpfully provides biographical information:

The Queen is sovereign or head of state of some 16 countries including the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

She will celebrate 82nd birthday on the 21st April.

I like that the royal family is trying to be slightly more accessible these days, and I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised that they’re allowing comments on their photos. How long until Her Majesty gets a Tumblr?

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  • Eileen

    I admire QEII so much. There’s no way it’s easy being queen – she’s lived in a fishbowl since she was a little girl; when her father died young she had to assume his job rather than taking the time to grieve; she has to be a politician without taking sides in politics, etc. – but I think she’s done it as well as anyone could have hoped.

  • Thau

    Are you sure about that link? When I follow it, I end up at that photo, but it doesn’t appear to be any kind of official account.

  • HRH Angelo

    I wonder where can I download an HD version of this picture of her?