Royal Family Joins Twitter

Posted on July 12, 2009

British Monarchy Twitter

The BBC reports that the British Royal Family has joined Twitter. You can follow them @BritishMonarchy. The article says the Queen and Prince of Wales are aware of the Twitter account but they won't be typing in any tweets themselves.

BBC News reports that a spokeswoman for the Royal Family says the Twitter will be run more like a news service. She says, "The intention is that it is a news service rather than a personal voice."

The Royal Family has been good about keeping up with social media trends. They tend to wait until a service is well in the mainstream before joining it. It was about two years - December, 2007 - when the Queen launched the Royal YouTube channel.