It’s been in reported in the British news and so I had to investigate and follow suit with joining the pages for ‘The British Monarchy’. Yes HRH Queen Elizabeth II has joined Facebook along with the other millions of people around the world. I now have an image of her sitting, in her slippers, in her study in Buckingham Palace updating her status and adding friends. I doubt it’s like that in real-life though.
With The Queen now online via various other sites, Facebook seemed to be the next natural step. It’s a great way for the Royal Family to reach out to the younger generation and I’m all in favour of that. The UK is divided when it comes to opinion of the Royals but, that said, they flock in the millions to London when there is a big event. I am counting down to London’s celebrations in 2012 when The Queen has been on the throne for 60 years!
So, what can we do now that she has joined Facebook? There are a few disappointing things to note….Before you even ask – you cannot ‘poke’ her Majesty. You cannot add her to your friends list, but you can ‘Like’ her.
It’s a shame that I can’t add the royals to my friends list. It could be like collecting football player cards… It would be great to collect the full set. However, just like football cards there would be those that you didn’t want to have in your set (a.k.a. Camilla, the one married to Charles).
235,607 people ‘Like’ her Majesty’s British Monarchy on Facebook and that’s all within the first week. Pretty impressive! This got me thinking and I went onto Facebook to do a little more research. (These stats were correct at 17:00CET on 13.11.10).
15,894,287 people ‘Like’ Barack Obama (wow, that’s some statistic).
461 people ‘Like’ the Pope.
21 people ‘Like’ Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands (c’mon Bea, you’ve got some catching up to do).
16 people ‘Like’ Camilla Parker-Bowles (I’m stunned!!).