These days, it's normal to have many forms of social media, and now Queen Elizabeth may even be in on the trend, as it's reported that she enjoys surfing the web.
"There’ve been reports that the queen has a secret Facebook account, which I can’t quite believe [because] she is 95 years old," expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told Us Weekly. "So, I have trouble sometimes with new technology, but she seems completely able to pick these things up. We saw her during lockdown with all the Zoom calls and the video calls. And now, since her health’s been not quite as good as it was in the past, she’s been doing more [appearances] that way. And now we find out about the Facebook account. It’s extraordinary to think how readily and easily she picks up these new technologies."
As for what the 95-year-old might do when she browses Facebook, Sacerdoti said she is probably using it "like the rest of us," which means keeping up with friends, family and current events.
While the royal family hasn't confirmed the reports, if the monarch is on Facebook, she is most likely using a code name.
"I mean, we don’t know the Queen’s pseudonym here and we also don’t know how many friends she has — she hasn't yet accepted my request," the journalist quipped. "But we also know that in that book about Meghan [Markle] and [Prince] Harry [written by Omid Scobie] that Harry had a secret Instagram account with a username ‘SpikeyMau5,’ which was deleted shortly afterward, I believe. But, we know that Meghan apparently started following that Instagram account just around the time they started dating. But, of course, even those watching her account then wouldn’t have known that it was Prince Harry. And apparently, that pseudonym that he used was a mixture of [his] Facebook name."
It wouldn't be a surprise if the Queen kept up via social media, as she is technologically savvy. When Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, welcomed their daughter Lilibet in June, they held a video call with the Queen.
“Meghan is now resting at home and she and Harry have already introduced the Queen to her great granddaughter via Zoom,” an insider exclusively told The Royal Observer. “Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom. She talks to Harry, Meghan and Archie via technology, and now she is using it to meet her granddaughter. She is a very modern grandmother.”