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Royal Family Set To Launch Flickr Account

The British Royal family is set to open its own Flickr account, the free London newspaper the Metro has reported.

The site will publish around 600 family photographs, split across 28 sections at launch, from early pictures of Queen Victoria with Prince Albert, to the present Queen Elizabeth II as a child with her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, as well as snaps from Princes William and Harry's early childhood.

The section on Prince Charles will show photographs from his school days, married life with Princess Diana, and recent photographs with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princes William and Harry.

Flickr "will provide a unique glimpse into the life and work of the modern monarchy" and will allow users registered with the website to use images in their blogs. The collection will also show pictures of the royal staff at work.

The news of the launch of a Royal Flickr account comes after the Queen gave consent to the opening of a website on the Royal family, as well as a channel on You Tube and an account on the micro-blogging website Twitter last year.