Happy Birthday Your Majesty: Twitter Creates Crown Emoji To Celebrate #Queenat90

By ‎@JuliaWhite‎

With Australia and the UK getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday this weekend, Twitter have created a crown emoji so users can congratulate Her Majesty on the platform.

To share your birthday wishes with Queen Elizabeth II, simply Tweet the following hashtags to trigger the crown emoji from 3pm AEST on Friday 10th June:

“With the Monarch celebrating such a milestone birthday, we wanted to enable Twitter users to mark the occasion in a truly special way on the platform” said Twitter’s UK MD Dara Nasr. “The crown emoji represents The Queen’s lifelong commitment and reflects people’s love and admiration for her on this special birthday. We can’t wait for users to share their messages and join the conversation on Twitter during the celebrations this weekend.”

When big events happen in the real world, they happen on Twitter. From the announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement on the platform, via #RoyalBaby births, to the launch of the @elizabethline – Twitter is the ultimate destination to keep up-to-date on the most famous family in the world. Below is a list of the official Twitter accounts of the Royal Family, alongside a snapshot of famous Royal events which have played out on Twitter.

Official Twitter accounts of the Monarchy include:

  • @RoyalFamily regularly uploads updates, images and videos from Buckingham Palace about the work and activities of The Royal Family and the institution of Monarchy
  • @KensingtonRoyal shares regular updates on the engagements and interests of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and also highlights the work of their charity Royal Foundation
  • @ClarenceHouse shares regular updates on Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
  • @TheDukeOfYork is the Official Twitter Account for The Duke of York, Prince Andrew. Tweets sent by His Royal Highness are signed - AY

Iconic Royal moments on Twitter:

  • Prince Charles announces Prince William & Kate Middleton’s engagement: in a royal first, @ClarenceHouse, the Prince of Wales’ private office, created a Twitter account as one of the ways to announce Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton in 2010

  • #RoyalBaby: when Prince George was born in 2013 and Princess Charlotte was born in 2015, the Palace broke the news in a traditional way with a board outside Buckingham Palace, whilst also simultaneously Tweeting the news around the world
  • Prince Andrew takes royal selfie in Palace: officially the first royal to take a selfie, Prince Andrew seized the opportunity to Tweet a snapshot of himself at St James’s Palace

  • Prince Harry sent his first ever Tweet: to celebrate the Invictus Games coming to London

  • The Queen Tweets: The Queen sent her first Tweet in October 2014 at the Science Museum

  • The Queen photobombs a selfie Tweeted by Australian hockey players: the Queen went viral after appearing to photobomb an Australian hockey player’s selfie in July 2014 at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, securing 14.5K retweets and 12.9K favourites