Brit queen wins 60,000 fans on Facebook debut

Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 10:19 AM IST

London: Britain`s Queen Elizabeth has joined Facebook, adding a presence on the world`s most popular social network to the royal family`s accounts on Twitter, photo-sharing site Flickr and YouTube.

The British monarchy`s Facebook page(http://www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy) does not allow users to "friend" the Queen or to send her messages, but offers updates on royal news and diary events.

By midday on Monday, a few hours after the page went live, 60,000 people had clicked to signal they liked it, meaning they will receive updates on the royal family`s activities in their Facebook news feeds.

The page does not display personal details such as the Queen`s relationship status, interests or political views.

Britain`s royal family prides itself on keeping up to date with new technologies.

In 2008, the Queen uploaded a video to YouTube during a visit to Google`s London offices, in 2009 a British monarchy Twitter account was launched, and a royal Flickr account was created this year.

Facebook was launched in 2004 and now has more than half a billion active users around the world.

Bureau Report