See Twitter's fun new royal emoji to celebrate the Queen's birthday

Twitter is celebrating the Queen's birthday this weekend by creating a crown emoji for fans to use when wishing Her Majesty many happy returns.

The purple and silver crown emoji will appear when fans tweet using the hashtags "#Queenat90" or "#happybirthdayyourmajesty." To mark her 90th birthday, a small '90' is also visible on the royal emoji.


The royal emoji has been made specially for the Queen's birthday

Twitter's UK managing director Dara Nasr opened up about the special emoji, revealing that the emoji was created to reflect fan's "love and admiration" for the monarch. He said: "With the Monarch celebrating such a milestone birthday, we wanted to enable Twitter users to mark the occasion in a truly special way on the platform

"The crown emoji represents The Queen's lifelong commitment and reflects people's love and admiration for her on this special birthday. We can’t wait for users to share their messages and join the conversation on Twitter during the celebrations this weekend."

The Queen's birthday isn't the first royal event to be celebrated on Twitter as the Monarchy uses the social media app frequently to deliver news to royal fans, from royal baby births to the launch of the Elizabeth line.

The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday this weekend

Even the royal family themselves have used Twitter before, with the Queen herself posting her first tweet at the Science Museum, writing: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R."

The app was also used by Prince Harry this year. The fifth-in-line to the throne posted a series of tweets while bantering with US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and posted a video of himself with his grandmother, the Queen, as they watched the President and First Lady challenge the UK prior to the Invictus Games. He tweeted: "Unfortunately for you @FLOTUS and @POTUS I wasn't alone when you sent me that video."