Prince Andrew is the First Royal on Twitter, But We Wish It Was Prince Philip

By Gary Cutlack on at

There is an official royal family Twitter account out there to keep royalists on top of official engagements, and Harry's probably got a few registered under false names he uses to hit on ladies, but so far we've not seen an official royal use of the social site. Until now.

Prince Andrew's new Twitter account promises the odd actual tweet from the royal finger and/or thumb, although, at time of writing, the only tweet on the new account signed from Andy himself is the first, which says "Welcome to my Twitter account - AY."

So he's obviously got staff on hand to post up photos of him looking at objects, talking to children and announcing meetings with people in industrial units, but still. We're one step closer to Kate Middleton "selfies." [Twitter]