Only Queen Elizabeth II could have come up with something like this. Your Royal Highness has already started to send European authorities the save the date for Prince William’s wedding. So far, so good. It’s only natural. She is the Queen of England after all. There’s only one rather archaic detail.

* According to the tabloid the Daily Mail, the Queen sent the reminder of the ceremony by fax. Yes, Buckingham Palace courtier confirmed the report and added that the Queen chose this means of communication because it’s an efficient and very polite way to make sure the information reaches people. Which is at least controversial, since the royal engagement was announced on Twitter and the Queen has pages on Facebook and on Flickr. Go figure …

Queen Elizabeth II: fond of the good old ways of communicating