Yesterday the British Royal Family put almost 700 of their photos on Flickr. The photos cover Royal public events, meetings and audiences dating back over 150 years. New images will be added as more engagements and events take place.
The Queen has been active in social media recently on Twitter and YouTube account and Flickr is another example of how the royals are getting online.
The Queen is a long time IPod user since 2005 (the a 6GB silver Mini version) and is also said to be a keen photographer.
Here is a slideshow of some photos of Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles, and third in line to the British throne.
Highlights include early pictures of Queen Victoria and other leading figures from the era such as Thomas Carlyle and Charles Napier.
The launch of the photos on the Flickr account is timed to coincide with the summer opening of Buckingham Palace tomorrow, since it features photographs commissioned for the exhibition “The Queen’s Year”.
Meanwhile Queen Elizabeth is on a fourteen day cruise on the Hebridean Princess, sailing around the Western Isles. It looks a bit like a car ferry because it used to be one, however it has been refitted as a 30 cabin small luxury cruise ship.