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The Queen puts the RT in royalty with first tweet

Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet -- or has she? It's a right royal mystery...

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Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet -- or does she? Twitter

Putting the RT in royalty, the Queen has sent her first tweet -- or so the palace says.

"It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting", says the message posted to the BritishMonarchy Twitter account and signed "Elizabeth R".

The next tweet claims the message was sent by the Queen herself, adding the hashtag #TheQueenTweets. But the original post appears to have been sent from an iPhone, and the picture of the monarch apparently sending it shows her typing on an iPad.

We are not amused.

The Queen was opening the new Information Age gallery at the Science Museum in London today, which is decidedly more our sort of thing. Subtitled "Six Networks That Changed Our World", the gallery is dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies by highlighting the telegraph, the telephone, radio and television, satellite communications, computer networks and mobile communications.

Her madge is a bit late to Twitter, but has been an early adopter in the past: she sent her first Christmas message on television in 1956 and sent her first email way back in 1977.

According to Twitter, Queen Rania of Jordan was the first serving monarch to have her own Twitter account. Other British royals using social media include Prince Andrew the Duke of York, William and Kate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Beatrice.