A story claiming Queen Elizabeth is not being represented on social media is fake news. On the contrary, the official Twitter account for Buckingham Palace has been in existence for years.
“Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry Join Social Media – Queen Elizabeth Next?” asks Celeb Dirty Laundry. The webloid writes, “Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry are all on social media with a lot of royals fans wondering if Queen Elizabeth should join the online trend, too. Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry have all been on Twitter and Instagram for two years now. Royal social media observers can follow them using the @KensingtonRoyal handle.”
“Of course, the three royals aren’t posting photos and Twitter updates from their mobile phones,” clarifies the site. “Instead, a member of their royal PR team posts updates about their whereabouts during state trips, royal engagements and public appearances for them… Yet, the older members of the British royal family are yet to join the social media bandwagon.”
CDL goes on, “And a lot of people believe it’s about time they did, especially since other European Royals like Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Crown Princess Marie-Chantel and even Queen Rania of Jordan often use Facebook and Twitter to update their fans about their personal lives, charity work and causes.” The outlet contends “a lot of people can’t help but wonder if it’s time for Queen Elizabeth to join social media as well,” and adds, “So far Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about Queen Elizabeth joining social media anytime soon.”
This is laughably wrong. Queen Elizabeth has her own Twitter account just like Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry do. The verified handle @RoyalFamily was registered in 2009. The monarchy started using the account years before one was specifically made for the younger generation in 2015. The bio even states, “Updates, pictures and videos from Buckingham Palace about the work and activities of The Queen and members of The Royal Family.”
And when Liam Payne met Queen Elizabeth last week, Gossip Cop pointed out how the royal Twitter account documented their meeting at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. It’s a bit mind-boggling that CDL did this whole story about there not being a social media account for the queen like @KensingstonRoyal when a simple search on Google would’ve revealed that such a page does in fact exist. It’s also pretty rich that this gaffe comes from a webloid that frequently claims to have (untrue) insight on the royals. This is just more evidence that the stories from Celeb Dirty Laundry are fake news.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.