Queen_UK Twitter Account - Stop Tweeting, It's Gin O'Clock

'Posing with one's brolly."
'Posing with one's brolly."

Queen_UK Twitter Account - Stop Tweeting, It's Gin O'Clock

If you use Twitter and you like to laugh - you really should start following @Queen_UK.

Who Is @Queen_UK ?

We may never know the answer to that question - we just read and enjoy!

These are not official tweets from our wonderful monarch; of course not, though the Queen does have an official Twitter account.

This Queen is an imposter - who knows who is behind these posts?

Whoever it is has encapsulated the Queen without her 'official' hat on.

Would the Queen think the Twitter account @Queen_UK was funny?

I'm guessing we'll never get to find out but @Queen_UK has well over 400,000 followers.

I am one of them and I hardly use Twitter at all. But once or twice a week I sign in just so I can see what 'the Queen' has been tweeting.

Her tweets usually revolve around taking regular refreshments ("It's gin o'clock.", enjoying breakfast and other meals of the day, criticising members of her own family and lamenting the political state of Britain and the world at large.


One's book which was released on 26th October.

I recommend you all read it - I could do with the money!

Gin O'Clock
Gin O'Clock

One's book. One would be grateful if you bought it, it is bringing in quite a few pennies.

 
H M Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coat Of Arms China Mug 1952-2012
H M Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coat Of Arms China Mug 1952-2012

A vessel suitable for the finest Darjeeling....or Gin.

 
One's PM - Mr Cameron - looks like he's getting a lobotomy in this snapshot.
One's PM - Mr Cameron - looks like he's getting a lobotomy in this snapshot.
One's U.S. Diplomatic Duo - he plays 'soccer', whatever that is.
One's U.S. Diplomatic Duo - he plays 'soccer', whatever that is.

One's Lyrical Interludes & Occasional Sarcasm

What works best about the tweets are that they are written in the way we all imagine Queen Elizabeth speaks - the queen's English! This translates to wonderful comedic effect especially when the Tweet is a famous song lyric (this seems to be a popular tweeting style for @Queen_UK).

"Just another Manic Money, One wishes it were Sunday, that's one's funday, one's I don't have to run day..." You get the picture.

"The sun is out, the sky is blue, there's not a cloud to spoil one's view, but it's reigning, reigning in one's heart."

She can be fairly cutting too, quite an art in 140 characters or less.

"One has just found out the Beckhams are invited to the wedding. Can those people even talk?"

"No Mr Cameron, we cannot 'pop Greece on the credit card."

"Gin, easy on the tonic."
"Gin, easy on the tonic."
"Britain, it's Gin O'Clock."
"Britain, it's Gin O'Clock."

One Needs One's Refreshments

@Queen_UK is obviously used to the finer things in life but the Tweets let us know that her tastes don't necessarily run to Quails Eggs or Chateau Briand for every meal.

Breakfast Musings....

"Someone get one some coco pops and a cup of tea."

"It is something of a tradition for one, as Supreme Goveror of the Church of England, to start one's Sunday with a bacon and egg sandwich.

"Epic lie-in, bacon sandwich."

Refreshments...

"Good gracious, it's Gin O'Clock."

"Someone get one a bacon and mushroom roll and a sweet sherry."

"Off fishing with the D Of E, with a bottle of gin and a lobster sandwich."

"Breakfast, Gin, Dinner."

"Someone get one a sausage sandwich, a paracetamol and a cup of tea.  Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown."



"He hasn't texted for a while.  Assume phone bill not paid."
"He hasn't texted for a while. Assume phone bill not paid."
"Mr Clegg, Mr Cameron's amiable sidekick."
"Mr Clegg, Mr Cameron's amiable sidekick."
"Mr Clegg believes they really exist.  I fear he's eaten too many E Numbers."
"Mr Clegg believes they really exist. I fear he's eaten too many E Numbers."

One's View of World Events, Politicians & Such

6th August - "No Mr Obama we cannot just forget 'the whole independence thing." (during the U.S credit rating downgrade crisis).

13th August - "One will find the morons rioting in London and one will punish them. Rest assured."

14th August - "No Mr Clegg, one doesn't think it's time to call 'Team America'.

16th August - "Have had 'Royal' put into the name of the Canadian Navy and Air Force. Mainly to annoy the French."

21st August - "Text from Colonel Gaddafi, "Bollocks!"."

1 September - "Text from Colonel Gaddafi, "You think I'd crumble? You think I'd lay down and die. Oh No, not I, I will survive." Not replying."

8th September - " Never drinking on a school night again. Nearly partitioned Sweden by mistake."

On recently sitting in with the Cabinet

What did one get from the Cabinet? Placemats. 60 sodding placemats. WTactualF?! What part of "Bentley" wasn't clear? Absolute morons.



TWITTER TITTERS

If you want to read some more of @Queen_UK's musings, tweets, political and philosophical musings, not to mention her take on some of the most memorable lyrics of the last 30 years. Go to this page and follow (and if you're not on Twitter, sign up for free)

One's gaff, just big enough for the reception.
One's gaff, just big enough for the reception.

One's Grandson's Recent Nuptuals

I've had to just nick a few of the ones @Queen_UK posted on 29th April, the day Prince William married Kate Middleton.  There were some hilarious tweets that day.  Here are some of the best.

"Just got a text from Elton John, "I'm here." Well that's a load off."

"Bit chaotic at the palace, King Simeon II of Bulgaria is cooking everyone breakfast."

The D Of E and The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi are leading a Dolly Parton singalong of foreign royals in the ballroom."

"text from Prince William,"Ok Gran, I'm off, see you there."

"Feeling slightly awkward about Princess Beatrice's hat to be honest. Awkward."

"Gin cocktails and cheese straws all round."

"Okay you lot, out onto the balcony.  One's people waiting!"

"Text from the Pope, "Just watched the whole thing on TV.  You look amazing - Love_LOVE-LOVE that hat!"

"Approximately three quarters full of gin, one quarter full of wedding cake and 100% full of happiness. God Save One."


Can't Curtsey, Won't Curtsey Bad Knees Gillard
Can't Curtsey, Won't Curtsey Bad Knees Gillard
Koala - looks not unlike Mr Clegg.
Koala - looks not unlike Mr Clegg.

One's Musings In a Land 'Down Under' 

"G'day Australia, your loving and gracious queen is amongst you. Christ, it's a long way."

"Text from Julia Gillard, 'Sorry about the no curtsey thing, got bad knees'."

"Australia, your undoubted queen is amongst you and has the greatest pleasure in declaring it is gin o'clock."

"One may be ruling Australia Mr Cameron, but one has one's eye on you. No sodding around, is that clear cupcake."

"Typical of Colonel Gaddafi to try to upstage one's Australian visit."

"Pleased to see that one's ipone 'Try to Locate Libyan Dictator' app is working correctly.

"Spending the day with Prime Minister 'bad knees, can't curtsey' Julia Gillard. Rolf Harris is translating via cartoons."



Duchess of Cambridge in June
Duchess of Cambridge in June | Source

Royal Baby

"Charles is at St Mary's to visit the new royal baby boy. He does love meeting other people who are even further from the throne than he is."

One's Yuletide Twitterings

Christmas Eve 2012

If you're working today, leave immediately. It's Christmas. If anyone asks, tell them the Queen said it was ok.

Other December Musings

Overslept. Completely missed reigning in New Zealand.

Mr Cameron paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan today. As if they don't have enough problems.

And the three wise men brought gifts of gin and cheese straws and booze truffles and it was Gin O'Clock

Yes, one shall be broadcasting in 3D this Christmas Day. It shall be as if one is there with you. Pour one a 3D gin just in case.

One's Musings On The Olympics

Early hours of July 28th : "Knackered".

You can read my own reportage of the opening ceremony by clicking here

Danny Boyle, One did one proud! One can see 'Opening Ceremony - The Movie' in your future.

7th August

Sir Chris Hoy, it falls upon one as your Queen to invite you to form a Government. #olympics

Gin O'Clock
Gin O'Clock

One isn't shy of self-publicity. This in one's latest journalistic opus linked to one's tweeting. Read it by appointment to HM...one's self.

 
the bartender's GIN compendium
the bartender's GIN compendium

One's bible these days (unless asked by the Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury of course.

 

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

WritingFrosh, thanks for your comment, much appreciated.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Audrey, thanks for your comment - so glad it made you chortle.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Alecia, Thanks for your comment. I'm sure the Royal family must be aware of this hub but as you say, they seem to have a sense of humour about it. The Queen is supposed to have a very good sense of humour and is find of a good joke.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Linda, thanks for your comment. Ooohh, that would be a story to tell the future grandkids - I was thrown off Twitter for taking the p*ss out of the Queen.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Keith glad you liked it, many thanks for your comment.


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writingfrosh 4 years ago from Philippines

HAHAHA this is hilarious! Voted up!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

hysterical!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

You have to be bold to assume the Queen's identity and tweet. But I guess the palace has a sense of humor about themselves :). Funny hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Now that you are tweeting, the queen might retweet you so be sure and "follow" her! :)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

LOL. Such a great hub, Jools :) very funny and voted up.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Gypsey Rose Lee - thanks for the comment, glad it made you chuckle!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and funny. Enjoyed this much.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Bill, many thanks for your comment - I only like Twitter for the fun stuff!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Daisydayz - I've had a few more hits on this since Liz's parachute into the Olympic Park - people are finally catching onto this Twitter account, it's a hoot. You should check out my other Twitter hub about Weird Horse - also a really funny account - a tweeting gee gee, no less.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Yay!!!! Ode to gin o'clock!! We are a household of massive gin o'clock fans, cannot believe there is a hubpage dedicate to it! Whoop. Voted up and shared!!


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billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

Very funny! Voted funny and up. I'm going to sign on Twitter and follow this.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

dwachira, glad you liked it. Many thanks for your comment.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

That is a funny Twitter page, gifted wits. Thanks for sharing this.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Silvergenes, thanks for your comment - you won't be sorry, it is very funny.


SilverGenes 4 years ago

This is so funny! I will have to start following her right now! Thanks for the terrific hub, Julie!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Daisy, thanks for your comment. Yes, it is one of the funniest Twitter pages with over 400,000 followers.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Mary, thanks for your comment. Yes, the queen is what you might call'enigmatic'. I think she probably smiles all of the time because of how rich she is - if your face is on the banknotes, there's a good chance you won't need to ask someone else to buy your Olympic snacks :0)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Christy, many thanks for your comment, whoever is doing this page is very, very funny. If you check it every day, it is very topical, often discussing what's happening in the news.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Mary, the Queen would never say 'Bring It On' but she may tell one to 'set forth with it' :0)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

LOL these tweets are so funny! Gin o'clock oh my! Good one Jools :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

You never see the Queen without that big smile on her face! I think it is done in plaster.

I enjoyed this one very much, and I guess I'll have to follow the Queen on Twitter.

I voted this UP, and funny


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Julie,

You've a great job with your comprehensive exposé. I enjoyed reading your very funny article.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Hmm, is the Queen saying, "We are not amused" or "Bring it on baby!"

This is a laugh riot. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Voted up and funny.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Linda, her comment on last night's ceremony "Knackered" (which is colloquial English for 'Very Tired').


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

The Queen takes a licking, but keeps on ticking or (tweeting)! Good one Julie! She seemed to be having fun at the Olympics opening ceremonies last night. I wonder if she tweeted about it? :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Daisy, I'm not big on Twitter (ancient phone) but I always make time to read the tweets on my laptop in the evening - still hilarious. Loved her "Queen Mother of a hangover" :o)


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

I adore gin o'clock!!! It is freaking hilarious. Watching the eurovision and the jubilee gig with gin o'clock twitter commentary was brilliant!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Rosie, glad this hub tickled your funny bone today, many thanks for your comment and share, I appreciate it :o)


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Rosie2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya Jools99, make that 400,001 followers for the @Queen_UK. This hub is hilarious! I love Her Majesty adding "Royal" to the Canadian names, just to annoy the French. Thanks for making me laugh today. Voted up and absolutely funny. And shared. I'm sure one's going to be pleased. Cheerio!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Docmo, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. According to recent press she does have a good sense of humour but I'm guessing it's not as good as this Twitter account might suggest :o)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Ha ha, this is truly entertaining. Her Maj has a cutting sense of humor -as on display here. God save the Queen. Nice idea to share this again Jools- just in time for the Diamond jubilee. I wonder if ' real' one will be amused?


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Christo, hiya! Thanks for the nice comment and the share, much appreciated.


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christollesseb 4 years ago from UK ME ASIA

Excellent intro into the Royal tweets! Thanks for the LOLs and will share this with others too! Cheers, Christo.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Yes the Dof E also has afake account, as does Prince Charles. I am off Twitter now, started getting odd emails and think I may have been hacked! I will miss Queenie!

Thanks for commenting JKenny!


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

I loved this hub, I especially loved the tweet about annoying the French, and also about rebuking Cameron about wanting to put Greece on a credit card. If I ever sign up for Twitter, then I'll definitely follow her. Wonder if Philip has an account, it'd certainly be interesting to hear what he has to say haha! Voted up and shared.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK Author

Maggs, many thanks for your kind comment and thanks for sharing with your daughter. I try to log on every day to see the tweets, they really cheer me up, even if it's just a 'thank Crunchie it's Friday' or 'Queen Mother of a hangover, bring one a sausage sandwich'. I also got the book for Christmas which I can recommend.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

I really enjoyed reading this hub I shall have to send a link to my daughter I know she will love it. My daughter lives in America and I live in Spain and we were talking the other day about British humour and how it differs from what the Americans find funny.

Reading this hub and then going onto twitter to read HRH's tweets made me realise just how much I miss British humour too. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable and funny hub it was a joy to read :)

Voting up and funny


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Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK Author

I will have a look at what Charlie is tweeting tonight, thanks for the heads up!


Kirk 5 years ago

Her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles is on Twitter too. @Charles_HRH

Equally as funny.


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molometer 5 years ago

LOL really I did, this is so funny, well written and truly entertaining. I will be tweeting Her Maj from now on. ha ha well done, voted up and funny.

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