Okay, so maybe it wasn’t Queen Elizabeth II’s decision personally to join Flickr, but somebody over there across the pond in London has had the bright idea to join the rest of the online world and create a Flickr account for the British royal family.
In an attempt to catch up to all the online fun, the British Monarchy Flickr account will showcase the residents of Buckingham Palace. The royals already have a Twitter account and YouTube channel. So we’ll get to see Prince William and the gang sipping tea and playing polo, as well as older pictures chronicling the monarchy’s ancestry.
Don’t think you can get all sassy if you see a pic of Prince Harry choosing his Halloween costume — comments will not be allowed on the over 600 photos from palace life.
And though we’d like to think that Queen Elizabeth will be on her laptop eagerly uploading photos of kittens doing funny things, the palace is staying mum on her personal involvement.
“We never comment on the queen’s personal use of technology,” a spokeswoman told the New York Daily News, while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with palace policy.
Here’s to hoping they join the Consumerist.com photo pool on Flickr so we can make good use of Prince Charles’ baby pictures. Now that the royals are registered, all they have to do is go here, and click “Join Group?” up on the top right, and start hitting “send to group” on those royal photographic gems.
Smile! Queen Elizabeth has a new Flickr account – but comments not allowed [New York Daily News]