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Queen Elizabeth II sends out her first tweet, signs 'Elizabeth R'

The 88-year-old British monarch sent the tween from the official British Monarchy account around noon, local time, and signed, "Elizabeth R."

By Veronica Linares
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Queen Elizabeth II sends out her first tweet, signs 'Elizabeth R'
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in June 2014. UPI/David Silpa | License Photo

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- England's Queen Elizabeth II made history on Friday by sending out her first tweet ever from the opening of the Information Age gallery at London's Science Museum.

The 88-year-old British monarch sent the tween from the official British Monarchy account around noon local time and signed, "Elizabeth R."

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The British Monarchy account, which live tweeted the event, shared a photo of the queen sending out the tweet and created the hashtag #TheQueenTweets. Prior to her tweet, the account revealed queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch to send out an email during a visit to an army base in 1976.

The Information Age gallery documents the most importante events that have shaped the greatest technological inventions. The gallery is divided in six zones: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web.

While the queen has stated in the past that she finds selfie-taking fans to be "strange", the Monarch has had her fare share of cyber-fun herself, and even (accidentally) photobombed a couple of Hockeyroos players taking a selfie in July.

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