The Queen Has A Tablet (And It's Not An iPad)

The Queen Has A Tablet (And It's Not An iPad)

The Queen has a tablet. And it's not an iPad.

Instead Her Majesty is the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, made by Samsung.

The device was presented to the Queen's Royal Collection as a digital time-capsule, and contains 150Gb of data including videos, photographs and text memories of her 60 year reign.

More than 37,000 people from 66 countries successfully submitted their memories for the project to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

They included Prince Harry and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, among others.

More than 200 people sent their memories of 2011's royal wedding, while others including memories of Alan Turing and the London riots.

The final entries to make it onto the device were picked by the director general of the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Librarian, among other panelists.

All 80,000 entries, including those not included on the capsule itself, will be available online as part of the Diamond (re)Collection.

"The digital nature of the project required a digital device to present to Her Majesty, and The Queen will be able to press 'play' on the tablet before watching a video of some of the best Jubilee time-capsule entries," Danny Sriskandarajah, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society charity, told the BBC.


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