New on Facebook: Queen Elizabeth
She's not going to be your friend, though
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2010 9:28 AM CST
Queen Elizabeth's Facebook page, which debuts tomorrow. The 84-year-old monarch will be in videos, photos and news items, alongside other members of the royal family.   (AP Photo/Buckingham Palace, HO)
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(Newser) – For an octogenarian for whom marrying a divorcee was once unthinkable, Queen Elizabeth is getting downright modern: The monarch is joining Facebook, reports the Telegraph. And while you won't be able to do anything as undignified as poking or friending, you can "like" her (and, we suppose, "unlike" her), as well as check out royal photos and appearances.

"Facebook is probably the last bastion of social media the royal household had not yet entered, and the Queen is keen to be fully signed up to the 21st century," says a royal aide. "All plans for the Facebook page have been sent to the top, and the queen has very much taken the lead on this." The site goes live here tomorrow.

 

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