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The Queen Sends Her First Ever Tweet

The Queen has passed a major digital age milestone. She sent the first royal tweet under her name to during a visit to the Science Museum in London for a gallery opening.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to visit the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to visit the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II turns around after watching herself at the Coronation on a period television set during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II looks at a model of the aerial tuning inductor from Rougby Radio Station (1943) during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II watches herself at the Coronation on a period television set during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to visit the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to visit the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II turns around after watching herself at the Coronation on a period television set during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looks on as Queen Elizabeth II is presented with a 'technology themed' bouquet as she visits the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looks on as Queen Elizabeth II is presented with a 'technology themed' bouquet as she visits the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Her Majesty sent the tweet from the @BritishMonarchy account and modestly signed it 'Elizabeth R.'
This isn't her first venture in the digital world. She sent her first e-mail in 1976 and personally updated a video to YouTube in 2008.

She also somewhat involuntarily joined the age of selfies back in June of this year when she was caught in a 14-year-old boy's snap during a visit to Ireland.

Check out these snaps of the Queen meeting celebs:
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London. Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) meets British actress Dame Helen Mirren (L) as television presenter Sir David Attenborough (3rd R) looks on during a Reception for the Dramatic Arts, at Buckingham Palace in London, on February 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YUI MOK/POOL (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: The Queen At The Royal Command Performance At The Victoria Palace Theatre On 1st December 1997 Shaking Hands With Pop Star Victoria Beckham (posh Spice) Of The Pop Band The Spice Girls. (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) meets British-born actress Dame Angela Lansbury (R) during a Reception for the Dramatic Arts, at Buckingham Palace in London, on February 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YUI MOK / POOL (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 17: Queen Elizabeth II meets Helena Bonham Carter during the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
British actress Kate Winslet poses with her neck badge after being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on November 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) shakes hands with Dame Helen Mirren (R) during a performing arts reception to celebrate young people, at Buckingham Palace, in central London on May 9, 2011. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dominic Lipinski (Photo credit should read Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Elton John backstage as British singer Robbie Williams (R) watches during the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 20112. A chain of more than 4,200 beacons began to flare across the globe Monday to mark Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, with the last to be lit by the monarch at a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace. AFP PHOTO / Dave Thompson /POOL (Photo credit should read Dave Thompson/AFP/GettyImages)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS) Queen Elizabeth II invests Dame Judi Dench with the Insignia of a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace (Photo by POOL Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II meets author J.K. Rowling (Photo by Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)
LONDON - MARCH 16: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Hugh Grant meets Queen Elizabeth II at a banquet to honour the President of the Italian Republic and his wife Signora Ciampi during their state visit to the UK at Italian the Ambassador's Residence on March 16, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by ROTA/Anwar Hussein Collection/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II meets French actress Catherine Deneuve at a Royal film Performance, 14th March 1966. Also present are (left to right) Christopher Lee, Ursula Andress, Woody Allen and Raquel Welch. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
4th November 1963: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002) talking to British pop group The Beatles after a Royal Variety Show at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (Photo by George Freston/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Queen Elizabeth II meets actor Christopher Lee at a reception for the British Film Industry at Windsor Castle on April 4, 2013 in Berkshire, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) meets Sir Paul McCartney backstage during the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, on June 4, 2012. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made a regal appearance at a star-studded diamond jubilee concert Monday but without her husband Prince Philip at her side after he was hospitalised hours earlier. AFP PHOTO / Dave Thompson/POOL (Photo credit should read Dave Thompson/AFP/GettyImages)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 14: Queen Elizabeth II (L) meets Annie Lennox following the annual Commonwealth Day Observance Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 3: Queen Elizabeth II greets Penny Lancaster (2nd R) and Rod Stewart (R) during a reception for the Royal National Institute for the Blind at St James Palace on June 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: HRH Queen Elizabeth II listens as Bono makes a citation at a special 'Celebration of the Arts' event at the Royal Academy of Arts on May 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 17: Queen Elizabeth II meets Andrew Lloyd-Webber during the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Crump - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II receives the Jubilee Baton from six-year old Kirsty Howard accompanied by British soccer player David Beckham during 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 25 July 2002. Kirsty, who is seriously ill after being born with her heart back to front, is the mascot for the Francis House children's hospice which David and Victoria Beckham sponsor. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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