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?