In the current media age, it is rarely a surprise to discover that a prominent figure has a Twitter account. That said, there is an assumption that older people don’t often use social media, so perhaps it’s still surprising to discover that the Queen of England has an account.
What’s less expected is that, for the span of much of last Wednesday, she seemed to be practicing for Royals Week on Jeopardy!
Some people seemed less than pleased by their monarch displaying interest in esoteric knowledge:
There was some absolute consternation, however. Irrational tweeting to display a lack of knowledge is the domain of celebrities, not national leaders. As it turned out, however, there was a reasonable explanation. Two, in fact.
The first explanation was that the questions were to celebrate women being allowed into the University of London:
The second explanation is that whoever is in charge of managing the Queen’s Twitter account is abnormally bad at the very basic act of stringing successive Tweets together into a single thread.
She entertained some people, though, and she celebrated a milestone in British life, so kudos to the Queen, regardless. Even if DNR seems to have it in for her.
Question of the night: What’s your preferred media platform?