Monarchy Keeps Up With Media Technology
When Prince Charles was born in 1948, the announcement was made by a notice pinned to the gates of Buckingham Palace -- much has changed in the world of technology since, and with it the way the monarchy communicates. In the monochrome world of 1950s telly, the Queen first appeared to many of her subjects as a small, grainy, black and white figure inside the wooden box in the corner of the room. Her coronation was the country's first live outside broadcast -- and the result of much discussion behind royal doors. The British Monarchy now has its own website, Facebook page, Twitter account, Flickr photo-stream and Royal YouTube channel.