Queen Elizabeth gets Apple iPad; The Princes love it, think she’s really cool

“The Queen has ordered staff to buy her an iPad – after being wowed by her grandsons’ gadgets,” Alex Peake reports for The Sun.

“Princes Wills and Harry gave her a crash course in how the touchscreen tablets work when they took theirs along to Buckingham Palace,” Peake reports. “The 85-year-old monarch will be able to browse the internet, watch music, play games and download apps.”

Peake reports, “A royal insider said: “The Queen hadn’t seen anything like the iPad before. She was very impressed. ‘She was particularly taken with how easy it was to use, the large screen and how light it was. 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.’ They added: ‘The Princes think it is hilarious. They love the fact that their gran wants an iPad and think she’s really cool.’ The Queen is a big fan of Apple gadgets and already owns at least two iPods.”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. I’m a Letterman fan, but found this, albeit completely unrelated here, to be funny:

    “There are two reasons why I didn’t watch the royal wedding… They’re called TESTICLES!!!” ~ Jay Leno.

    1. What is the connotation/context/subtext of this joke? (I know the meaning of word testicles, but can not get into the mood of the joke; specifically, this this wedding is any worse than any other weddings in terms of testicles or its quantity — unless the bride this time was a man in disguise).

      1. He means that if you’re an ordinary bloke with two testicles you’d be bored by the sight of weddings which are usually the province of women who generally lack testicles.

          1. I think, it’s not about the idea of getting married that’s the issue here; rather actually watching a wedding (royal or otherwise) with all its frills and pomp on TV can cause a genuine snore-fest for some men, which includes me. Can’t explain why, I just couldn’t be bothered for a minute of that. Wasn’t sure if others had felt the same way, until Leno had chimed in for us and everything somehow made sense.

  2. Thanks for letting me use your palace for my wedding reception…Oh BTW, buy your own iPad. I am a young prince and can’t shell out $700 as a thank you gift to my grandmother.

    just my $0.02

  3. On the Queen’s playlist:
    – British Army Band, God Save the Queen
    – Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
    – Queen, We are the Champions
    – Led Zeppelin, Black Country Woman
    – Deep Purple, Smoke on the Water
    – Black Sabbath, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    – Elton John, Candle in the Wind

  4. The Queen continues to amaze me, her new talent according to this article is that she can “watch music.” The average Joe still has to listen…

        1. Dead composers “standing around?” If you’re decomposing, you’re probably sitting at your desk with an electric eraser, erasing all those notes of yore.

  5. I think the British Public Television will no longer be able to release the Mac and Apple iOS programs long after they put out the Windows only crap. All the talking heads on TV are holding them and not those Windows turds.

    Do you all see the Apple Tsunami yet?

  6. Actually Gordon Brown (he’s the guy who used to run the country) wanted to give Jobs an honoury knighthood but he wouldn’t give a speech at the Labour Party Conference. Quite rightly SJ didn’t want to be used as a vote grabber for the young.

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