She already exchanges emails with her grandchildren and she has shared video on YouTube but now the Queen plans to make a further foray into the world of cyberspace with a visit to Google. The Queen has apparently become a big fan of the Internet and is planning a visit trip to the British headquarters of the world’s most used internet search engine next month is at the express request of the monarch. How long before Google.co.uk becomes the official Royal search engine?
The Queen, 82, who learnt to use a computer only two years also, was the first monarch to set up her own channel on the video-sharing website YouTube.
She now regularly emails all her grandchildren including Princes William and Harry and Zara Phillips. She has become so fascinated by the internet that she has ordered a major upgrade of the Buckingham Palace website which will boast more video footage and be made more user friendly.
When she goes to Google, the internet search engine, the Queen will be introduced to the staff who created the Royal channel on YouTube which allows users to upload and share video clips. She will also meet other people who have YouTube sites.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “During her reign the Queen has always kept up to date with the latest technology. The visit to Google is another example and shows how willing she is to embrace new technology and change.”