Queen Elizabeth revamps royal website
Queen Elizabeth II relaunched the British monarchy's website on Thursday with the help of World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
The royal.gov.uk site has been revamped to make it easier to use and now features new technology, including audio and video footage and interactive maps.
It includes expanded content on Queen Elizabeth's role as head of state of her 15 other realms, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica.
The site also contains more information on other members of the royal family, such as heir to the throne Prince Charles and his sons Princes William and Harry.
The royal website was launched in 1997 and was first overhauled in 2001. It is visited by approximately 250,000 users per week. Berners-Lee was invited to its relaunch with the queen in London Thursday.
Queen Elizabeth sent her first email in 1976, during a visit to an army base, and has been keeping pace with new technology in recent years.
In 2006, her Christmas message was "podcast" for the first time, while in 2007 she launched the Royal Channel on YouTube, the Internet video-sharing website.
Last year, the monarch uploaded a video to YouTube during a visit to the London offices of Internet search engine Google.