Queen’s social media change showcases the future of the monarchy just days after Platinum Jubilee

The Queen's social media change could be seen to honor not only her Jubilee but her beloved family...

Queen's social media change has seen her profile and banner pictures replaced with those taken at the Platinum Jubilee
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The Queen has made a major social media change that could be seen to showcase the future of the British monarchy days after the Platinum Jubilee weekend. 

After months of anticipation the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations might now be over, but the four-day bank holiday weekend was a once in a lifetime for many and provided plenty of memorable moments. Some of the best Platinum Jubilee moments included the Queen’s great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis who attended many of the weekends’ festivities.

But perhaps one of the most iconic times of all was the second balcony appearance from Her Majesty. Dressed in vibrant green, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee brooch choice paid tribute to Queen Victoria as she waved to the crowds after the Jubilee Pageant. 

Now Her Majesty has honored this special moment as a significant update has been made to the Royal Family official social media pages.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast

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Following the end of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations the Royal Family official Twitter account has now updated its profile picture and banner image, whilst their official Instagram account now also has a new profile picture. 

Both profile images feature the Queen wearing a stunning powder blue ensemble designed by Angela Kelly as she stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping the Color 2022. During this appearance Prince Louis’ sweet moment with the Queen caught people’s eyes and it was a wonderful start to the weekend. 

The Twitter banner image in contrast was taken during her final in-person appearance of the Jubilee celebrations when she took to the balcony once again, with an even more select group surrounding her. Her Majesty was joined by just those royals highest in the royal line of succession

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

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This meant only Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, Duchess Kate and their three children were waving alongside her as the celebrations drew to a close. Ahead of the weekend some had suggested that the Queen was set to “send a strong message” with the appearance. 

According to The Mirror, royal sources previously suggested that she wished “the world to see the heartbeat of her family and the future of the monarchy”. 

If this is indeed correct then the decision to choose one of the photos taken at this appearance for Her Majesty’s new Twitter banner snap could be seen as very significant. 

Not only did the balcony appearance showcase the future of the monarchy with the Prince of Wales, his son and eldest grandchild, but now that symbolic moment will be seen by anyone looking at the Royal Family Twitter account’s main page.

The Queen’s social media change could be a lovely way to pay tribute not only to her Jubilee with both her profile picture and banner image, but her love for her family and the line of future monarchs that support her.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!