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Queen Elizabeth has sent her first tweet!

2014-10-24 13:57

London - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."

The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London's Science Museum on Friday.

The queen removed a glove to type on a touchscreen tablet, writing "I hope people will enjoy visiting" the exhibition. She sent it through the official British monarchy account under the Twitter handle @BritishMonarchy on the social media website, as some 600 guests looked on.

Check out the tweet:

Most members of the royal family do not tweet personally - they are represented by official accounts managed by spokespeople.

The gallery, called "Information Age," explores the technological breakthroughs that have changed communication.

Check out a pic taken as the Queen sent out her first tweet:

(Queen Elizabeth II. Getty Images)

The queen was the first monarch to send an email, in 1976 when the technology was in its infancy.
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