Just because the Queen is the head of the British monarchy , it doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy the same pleasures the rest of us simple, common folk do.
Although she may seem like the last person on earth you’d expect to be on Facebook, the fact is Elizabeth II is a fully signed-up member – and on a page she set up herself.
Yes, she may be 91 but she’s far from being a luddite.
She enjoys the use of a laptop, iPad and a highly sophisticated, lightweight encrypted mobile which is said to be hacker-proof and probably makes your iPhone 7 look like a clumsy brick.
But back to the Facebook bombshell.
According to MailOnline , the Queen has an account with the highest and most stringent privacy settings and secret friend list.
In an (admittedly weak) attempt to find and befriend her, we did our own search.
‘Elizabeth Windsor’ threw up three results. One is an actual, non-royal person. The other two didn’t seem to ring true, with one profile having no friends, and the other having just 27.
The Queen blatantly has more than that, although no one outside of Buckingham palace knows the actual number.
‘Lilibet Windsor’ cam up with a more intriguing and mysterious result – could that be her?
Much like her mum, the Queen likes to talk, and the two people she’ll chat to the most via her numerous gadgets are said to be her daughter Princess Anne and her racing manager, John Warren.
He is thought to be the only person in the world to get put through to the Queen immediately wherever she is. Given her lifelong love of horses, this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Being the Queen, she also never has to suffer the indignity and inconvenience of running out of phone battery.
We love the idea of the Queen being on Facebook, and hope she uses it to its full potential in the same way we do: Sharing cute corgi videos, updating her status to say she’s feeling “meh” and showing her concern for friends with a sincere “U ok hun?”
(Previously published on Mirror.co.uk)