Queen Elizabeth Tweets Message to Loyal Subjects, Royal Family Shares Pic to Prove It

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The queen has expanded her rule from a handful of countries to the whole Twitterverse.

Queen Elizabeth II took a break from posing for Vanity Fair to write her humble followers a message of gratitude on Twitter. 

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After celebrating her 90th birthday earlier this month -- her actual birthday is April 21, but when you're Queen Elizabeth, the party doesn't end until you say it does -- the queen tweeted a message on Tuesday, thanking the Twitterverse for their "digital messages of goodwill."

"I am most grateful for the many digital messages of goodwill I have received and would like to thank you all for your kindness," she posted to the royal family's twitter account on Tuesday, signing the tweet, "Elizabeth R."

And because a digital signature isn't enough to convince the people that the queen would actually tweet, the royals followed up one minute later with "This tweet was personally sent by Her Majesty The Queen."

But everyone knows nothing actually happens without photographic evidence, which the Palace promptly delivered eight minutes later. "The Queen has tweeted to thank all who have sent messages of goodwill on social media for her Birthday #Queenat90," the palace wrote, along with a picture of the queen tweeting the only way a queen would -- from an iPad in an office adorned with every monarch's favorite color -- gold.

But as fabulous as the queen's tweet was, she couldn't have all the spotlight on Prince William's 34th birthday. "Wishing The Duke of Cambridge a very Happy Birthday today! #HappyBirthdayHRH," the palace wrote several hours later, with a sweet snap of William in his pilot's uniform, having a chat with his grandmother. 

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Prince William may have turned 34 on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean he's too old to get scolded by his grandmother. The queen did just that on the balcony of Buckingham Palace earlier this month, as she celebrated her 90th birthday at the Trooping the Colour parade. Check it out in the video below.