REVEALED: How Queen Elizabeth II has embraced technology

  • New research from Buymobiles has revealed how the Queen has embraced technology throughout her reign.
  • The Queen’s coronation was the first to be broadcasted on television.
  • Queen Elizabeth II owns a Samsung mobile with MI6 encryption.


New research, from leading mobile reseller Buymobiles, has revealed how Queen Elizabeth II has embraced technology throughout her reign.

Ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the findings show that the Queen owns her very own Samsung mobile, with secure MI6 encryption.

Looking further back, research revealed that the Queen made history in 1953, by having her coronation broadcasted on television live from Westminster Abbey.

This ground-breaking moment was viewed by 27 million people in the UK, with wider audiences tuning in around the world.

The Queen took to TV screens again in 1957, with the broadcast of her annual Christmas message.

By 2012, this Christmas message evolved entirely, with the Queen recording a message in 3D, from the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.

The research also found that the Queen embraced email, something that hadn’t been done before.

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent an email, using the unique username of HME2 – Her Majesty Elizabeth II.

Social media quickly became next on the list,with Her Majesty, the Queen, taking to Twitter in 2014.

During a visit to the London Science Museum, the Queen wrote her first Tweet, ‘It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R’.

The Royal Family adopted an official Instagram page in 2021, which is updated with posts surrounding the Royals.

In March 2021, Queen Elizabeth shared a photo of a letter from the London Science Museum.

She wrote, ‘Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors.’

The Queen also has a presence on other popular tech platforms like Facebook, Spotify and iTunes.

Jessica Canning, Digital Content Executive at Buymobiles, commented on the research, “It’s been eye-opening researching what role technology plays in the Royal world, and more specifically the Queen’s.

“Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives, both personal and professional, yet it still feels somewhat surprising when learning how the Queen has embraced it during her reign.

“We’re most in awe of how she has taken to popular sites like Twitter and Instagram, whether directly or through her PR team. And, like the rest of the nation, are looking forward to any more social updates over the Platinum Jubilee.”

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