British Royal Family joins `Facebook`

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 11:58 AM IST

London: You can now catch up with the British Monarchy on social networking website `Facebook`.

The Royal Family members, who are already regular users of micro-blogging site `Twitter` and video-sharing site `YouTube`, have now set up their own Facebook page.

The `British Monarchy` page features pictures, news videos and speeches from Queen Elizabeth II, king-in-waiting Prince Charles and his sons, Princes William and Harry, apart from other Royals, the media reported.

In fact, its creation is a collaboration between the Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and the Royal Collection.

Buckingham Palace has said that it`s not a personal profile page, but users can "like" the service and receive updates on their news feed. The page will also feature the Court Circular, recording Queen`s previous day`s engagements.

The Royal Family`s launch of the Facebook page follows the introduction of the Monarchy`s Twitter account in 2009. Facebook has become a global Internet phenomenon since it was started by Harvard undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg in 2004.

PTI