Queen Elizabeth herself in the documentary series "In Their Own Words". (Photo: Lichfield)

The Queen on Screen

The United Kingdom is celebrating their monarch's 90th birthday in style this weekend. Here at Telly Visions we couldn't manage a parade or a festive street party. Instead we've brought you the next best thing - a collection of video clips of the Queen as portrayed on screen at different ages and in various incarnations.  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Join Twitter. Sort of.

The British royal family continued its love affair with social media this week, announcing the creation of new Twitter, Instagram and Storify accounts dedicated to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Royal Family has already proven to be quite organized about their official social media activity – there’s an official @BritishMonarchy account, as well as @ClarenceHouse, which publicizes the activities of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and had, up until this point also been covering the young royals as well. The Queen herself even managed to write a tweet on the occasion of the opening of a new gallery dedicated to the Information Age at London’s Science Museum last year.

The new @KensingtonRoyal accounts will be dedicated to updating the world on the engagements, charitable endeavors and other news about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry.

The Queen Sent Her First Tweet Today

If you haven’t embraced the world of social media yet, it’s probably time to reevaluate your resistance to exploring life online, because even the Queen of England's trying out that whole Twitter thing now.

Yes, really. The Queen has officially tweeted.

(Think about that for a second, people who make a big deal about not being on Twitter. Even the Queen’s done it now!)

Don’t get too excited, though, there isn’t an official @ElizabethRegina Twitter account out there and active in the world or anything (Yet!). The British Monarchy has actually maintained an active Twitter presence – @BritishMonarchy – since joining the service back in 2009, which practically makes them an early adopter. But it’s been obvious from the start that the official monarchy account is being run by various people in Her Majesty’s office and that she isn’t sending any of the actual tweets herself nor are any of her royal children and grandchildren (though Prince Harry *did* tweet once from the @InvictusLondon account.).

But now, it would appear that she has – at least just this once.

It’s Official: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Announce the Second Royal Baby Due in April

All you Anglophiles who, like me, may be just a little overly emotionally invested in the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – better known as Prince William and Catherine Middleton – will be over the moon to know that, yes, it’s official at last – Prince George, the tiny toddler who is currently third-in-line to the British throne currently being held by his great grandmother, is officially going to get a little baby brother or sister next year.

Let the Second Royal Baby Frenzy commence!

An official announcement on the Prince of Wales’s website has confirmed this happy news – and can we just take a second to admire rather elegant yet completely stark aesthetic that His Royal Highness’s official site has going on – in what may be the world’s shortest press release.