Over 600 images were posted online, among them are pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, with its eldest son, Prince of Wales, and his children, Princes William and Harry, announced Buckingham Palace, Queen’s official residence in London.
British royal services are using many new technologies adopted also by the queen, although she has the venerable age of 84 years. She uses e-mail, has an iPod and a cell phone.
The Royal website (http://www.royal.gov.uk/) received an update last year, when the queen sent her first message on Twitter. The Queen has also her own channel on YouTube website – the Royal Channel.
A dedicated page on Flickr (www.flickr.com/britishmonarchy) presents original images, and some of Princess Diana, the former wife of Prince Charles, who died in a car crash in Paris, 1997. Here are pictures of the Queen while she was a baby, dressed in military uniform, during World War II.
Queen Elizabeth is delighted by the announcement that she will be great-grandmother in December. “Peter and Autumn Phillips are pleased to confirm that they will have a baby in December”, reads the official statement.
“Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Autumn’s family are aware of the news and are very happy”, according dailymail.co.uk. Phillips lives with his wife in Hong Kong where he workes for Royal Bank of Scotland. Peter is the son of Princess Anne.
Mr and Mrs Phillips gave rise to much controversy when they married two years ago for having signed a contract – for £ 500,000 – with Hello magazine for the photos of their ceremony.
The 59-page magazine included pictures of the queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
The deal with Hello magazine was seen as a big mistake by Buckingham Palace. Also pictures of Kate Middleton – girlfriend of Prince William – and Chelsy Davy – Prince Harry girlfriend – were also published and have sparked controversy.