With over 3 million followers on on Twitter and over 25,000 tweets, social media is one way the British royal family build a connection with the community.

The @RoyalFamily account features the activities of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, while @KensingtonRoyal helps followers keepabreast of the engagements of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles's @ClarenceHouse Twitter account has 605,000 followers, while his Instagram page has 191,000 followers - both firsts for the royal family, which have grown 20% year on year in terms of followers.

Want to delve deeper? Here's a brief timeline of the family's social history, along with revealing the current queen of social media.

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