Elizabeth II: A Fellow Lady Geek?

The Lion and the UnicornAccording to various news sources, HRH Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has a geek streak. Be still my heart. Not only is her hair whiter than mine, she’s old enough to be my mother — and there are increasingly few I can say that of.

A couple of weeks ago, the news was that Buckingham Palace was putting the annual Christmas message on YouTube. More noteworthy than that, the Queen has been televising these messages since 1957. TV was quite new in 1957.

Fast forward to 2008. Reports are she’s playing on her grandson’s Wii and loving it, plus she has her own iPod and Blackberry. Prince William says she’s a natural. I’ve no doubt she is.