September 8, the day the Royal Family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II, saw the highest number of conversations ever on Twitter on its microblogging platform. Twitter also announced that more than 11.1 million tweets were posted on the same day about the Queen’s death. The social media firm added that the Royal Family’s official Twitter handle was the fourth most mentioned account on the same day, while the announcement by the Queen’s family was the most retweeted post of all time. It was also previously reported that Twitter was down for many users on the night of September 8.
The San Francisco-based social media company has announced that Twitter saw its highest conversation on September 8 when the royal family shared the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. The company also said that more than 11.1 million tweets about the Queen were posted on the same day, while the Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) Twitter handle was the 4th most mentioned account on the website.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 8 September 2022
Twitter added that there have been more than 30.2 million tweets about the Queen since September 8. The company highlighted that there were more than 1 million tweets about the queue and the hashtag ‘queue for the queen’ topped the list in the conversation. Finally, the top tweet ever retweeted on the platform was the Royal Family’s announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, according to Twitter.
According to recent information Report Google searches for the word “Q” peaked in the UK at 6am local time on September 8, via Reuters. Some users refer to the Queen’s queue as the “mother of all queues”. Additionally, the report highlighted that the flight that carried Queen Elizabeth II’s body from Edinburgh to London became the most tracked flight in history.
The night the royal family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Twitter was shut down for many users. However, there may not be a direct co-relation between the two. There were more than two thousand users who complained that they could not access the microblogging website. Fortunately, Twitter was working well in India for most users and only 600 users reported that they could not visit the website.