27 February 2014 - 19:52
Princess Beatrice’s Twitter account officially verified


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Princess Beatrice has finally had her Twitter account verified.

The Princess, who has been a member of the social networking site for some time, is now verified from the company to show that her account is authentic.

Soon after the blue tick appeared on her page, the young royal tweeted: “So happy to be verified, thank you @TwitterUK”.

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Princess Beatrice’s Twitter header.

The Queen’s granddaughter currently uses the handle @Yorkiebea has tweeted six times, with one tweet on February 21 to singer Pharrell, joking “Good Luck with your hat auction @Pharrell From one hat lover to another,” in reference to her famous hat she wore to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011.

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Beatrice is following in the footsteps of her father Prince Andrew, who joined Twitter in April 2013. The Duke of York uses his Twitter page to inform followers of his charitable work and where he will be visiting.

Since joining, Andrew has gained nearly 40,000 followers and tweeted over 350 times. Most recently the royal uploaded a picture of himself and his team playing curling to coincide with the British team playing in Sochi at the Winter Olympics.

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Prince Andrew regularly updates his Twitter page.

Beatrice’s account now becomes the fourth from members of the Royal Family. The Queen is represented with the @BritishMonarchy account, while Prince Charles and his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry use @ClarenceHouse to keep people up-to-date with their work.

There is currently discussion within the media whether the Duchess of Cambridge should eventually use social media, such as an individual Twitter or Instagram.

Queen Rania of Jordan has successfully joined both and has been praised for sharing photos of the Jordanian Royal Family while showing the hard work she carries out.



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