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UK’s Queen now joins Facebook

entertainment Updated: Nov 08, 2010 18:08 IST

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It could be the ultimate social network — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is launching an official Facebook page, offering fans daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said Sunday.

The 84-year-old British monarch will be featured in videos, photos and news items on the site, which will be available from Monday, alongside other members of the country’s royal family.

Users will be able send messages to Buckingham Palace, leave comments on the Queen’s pages, and find details of royal events close to their homes,

Queen ElizabethBut because the pages will be corporate — and not a personal account — people won’t be able to request to become friends with the queen.

The Facebook page is the queen’s latest social media venture — the royal family already have an account on the Flickr photography website, joined Twitter in 2009 and set up a video channel on YouTube in 2007.