Queen_UK Twitter Account - Stop Tweeting, It's Gin O'Clock
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!
One's book. One would be grateful if you bought it, it is bringing in quite a few pennies.
A vessel suitable for the finest Darjeeling....or Gin.
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."
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.
"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."
"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."
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.
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 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."
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."
"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.
Sir Chris Hoy, it falls upon one as your Queen to invite you to form a Government. #olympics
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.
A gander inside one's 'front room'.
One's bible these days (unless asked by the Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury of course.
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