Prince gets all social as first royal with Twitter account
PRINCE Andrew is bringing Britain's royal family to the people as the first member of the royal household to open a Twitter account.
The Prince launched his account late yesterday and early this morning had more than 16,000 followers.
@TheDukeOf York's first tweet was a simple message: Welcome to my Twitter account - AY
Since then he has posted several tweets with pictures from events he's been attending.
The Twitterverse has welcomed the Prince with creative tweets including these:
Oh.... the... Grand Old Duke Of York... he had ten thousand followers... Congratulations to @TheDukeOfYork for reaching 10K on his first day
The Duke of York is on Twitter. Disappointed his 1st tweet wasn't "My 10,000th follower gets a free arms contract. Please RT".
I like to think this (including sign-off) is meant to be read as if by Ali G. "@TheDukeOfYork: Welcome to my Twitter account - AY"
@TheDukeOfYork Don't suppose you could pass a message to the powers that be about having an elected head of state? @RepublicStaff
You can see what the Prince is up to here: