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article imageQueen unveils new-look website

By Naved Akhtar     Feb 12, 2009 in Internet
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins the Queen to launch her new look website. The new site contains many advanced technological features, giving users more access to the Royal Family.
The royal site will now provide access to historical documents from the royal archives including access to Queen Victoria’s journal describing meeting Alexander Graham Bell and trying out his new invention, the telephone.
The new site is easier to navigate and allows users to take a virtual tour of Britain’s royal palaces as well as viewing clips from the Royal Channel on YouTube. The Royal Diary of Engagements has been integrated with Google Maps allowing users to print off maps showing places the Queen will visit.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee was at the Buckingham Palace reception when the Queen clicked a remote control to re-launch the site. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the world-wide web and is now the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the continued development of the web.
The BBC report that Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that the website: “celebrates a really important part of the British cultural tradition - the monarchy - and is a great resource for the people within Britain, so it deepens that culture.
“But at the same time it's there for anybody to see it from other countries, where they really don't understand how the monarchy works - what it does do, what it doesn't do - so now they can go and look."
Royal.gov.uk is currently visited by around 250,000 people around the world.
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