Queen Elizabeth II likes to stay updated with the latest technologies. The nonagenarian royal is known to be tech-savvy and stays in touch with her family through Skype. But the British monarch admitted that she sometimes needs a helping hand with the computer.
The 90-year-old royal was speaking to a guest Barbara Wilkins, 82, at a garden party in Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Elizabeth said she sometimes asked her grandchildren to show her how to use her computer. Though she likes technology, but she does not approve of the younger royals spending too much time on their phones.
“The Queen was talking to me about young children and asked me if they had changed a lot. I said they are all digital these days and I said that instead of sitting at the dining room table having conversations like I did with my children they are all sitting on the settee with their teas on their knees watching television,” said Barbara speaking about the queen.
Barbara added that Elizabeth was just like other grandmothers who do not like the younger generation to spend too much time on their phones or the computer. Elizabeth wanted her grandchildren to learn social skills. The lady added that the queen had excellent communication skills were able to talk to anyone anytime about anything under the sun.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth who celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21, has been using a mobile phone since 2001. It was a gift from her son Prince Andrew who also taught her how to use it. Besides, her grandsons Princes William and Harry also showed her how to send and receive text messages. She only uses the mobile phone when she is driving at the Balmoral, Sandringham Estate, or Windsor Castle on her off-day.
The queen is not a fan of selfies and finds it “disconcerting” and “strange” when she faces people trying to take selfies with their mobiles and tablets during engagements to post on their social media. An insider told Yahoo when the British royal was there in person and the people are able to see her, they did not want technology interfering with that face-to-face experience.