'Switched-on' Queen Elizabeth wants iPad

May 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth reportedly is expanding her gadget collection, telling her staff to order an Apple iPad for her.

The Sun reported Monday the queen learned how to use the device from her grandsons, Princes William and Harry and "was particularly taken with how easy it was to use."

The queen already has a cellphone and iPods -- including one given to her by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009 and a silver model she bought in 2005 that holds 1,500 songs.

"For a woman of her age [85], she is very switched on. It was only a matter of time before she asked someone to go and get her one," The Sun's royal insider said.

"She thinks it will be great to keep her entertained on all the long trips she has to make."

The news came the same day a survey indicated Apple supplanted Google as the most valuable global brand name.

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