Queen reveals grandchildren lend a helping hand with technology

The Queen sends the first royal tweet under her own name at the Science Museum in 2014 Credit: PA

When it come to newfangled technology, the Queen has revealed that she relies on a helping hand from her grandchildren.

Speaking to a guest at today's garden party the Queen admitted needing a bit of help from one of her eight grandchildren when using a computer.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh chat to guests at the garden party Credit: PA

The Queen made the admission to guest Barbara Wilkins, from Southend-on-Sea, who was invited to the second garden party of the year due to her work with young children.

Although 82-years-old Mrs Wilkins is still busy running nursery schools. She chatted to the Queen about how children had changed over the years.

Despite a man scaling the walls of Buckingham Palace yesterday evening, and spending several minutes in the gardens, today's party went smoothly, with 8,000 guests attending.

At a typical garden party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed.