LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- News about the British royal family is now available through the social networking service Twitter, Buckingham Palace announced.
A palace spokeswoman said while the new @BritishMonarchy Twitter account will provide news about the royal family, no royal family members would be tweeting about their lives, the BBC reported Friday.
"The intention," the spokeswoman said, "is that it is a news service rather than a personal voice."
Officials at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House will oversee the royal Twitter account, she added.
The royal family's Twitter account is its most recent technological step. The BBC said the royal family Web site, Royal.gov.uk, underwent an overhaul this year, while Queen Elizabeth II got her own YouTube channel in 2007.