The Queen Wants An iPad 2

Her Royal Highness has apparently been so impressed by the Apple iPad 2 after a hands on demonstration by her grandsons, that she has asked her staff to get one for her, a device which will come handy on long trips abroad.

According to The Sun, the 85-year-old monarch was offered a crash course by Harry and William when they brought their iPad 2 to Buckingham palace.

The Sun quotes an insider saying that the Queen was particularly impressed by the ease of use of the device and that she is no stranger to Apple products.

She already has two iPods, one which was purchased six years ago and one which was given to her by President Obama two years ago when she visited the United States.

It is also common knowledge that the Queen has a mobile phone although it is not known if it is an iPhone. The palace insider also added, "For a woman of her age, she is very switched on. It was only a matter of time before she asked someone to go and get her one."

The Apple iPad 2 is the successor to the world's best selling tablet and analysts expect more than 40 million units to be sold by the end of the year.

The interest of her Majesty also raises another interesting question; will Steve Jobs ever be knighted for his defining role in the field of technology.