Queen Elizabeth II was at the London Science Museum opening a new exhibition when she pushed a button and presto, a Tweet went out signed off by the lady herself. “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”

Though not composed by her majesty, it is still interesting to see how social media is being utilised, be it by royalty, politicians, museums or indeed individuals. The Tweet found its way to around 43,000 retweets.

The British Monarchy Twitter account is actually well used, featuring updates, videos and images daily, so if you like the royals, make sure you’re following @BritishMonarchy. If the Queen can tweet, what’s stopping you or your business?