It was all anyone could talk about on Twitter yesterday: who lost their blue ticks, who were moved to grey ticks, and who paid for Twitter Blue in order to receive a blue tick. Here’s what happened with all of the official royal Twitter accounts.
The Royal Family — @RoyalFamily
The official account of King Charles and Queen Camilla, which also covers the work of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, now has a grey tick to denote that it is a government account.
The Prince and Princess of Wales — @KensingtonRoyal
William and Catherine’s official account no longer has its blue tick, nor has it been designated a government account.
Clarence House — @ClarenceHouse
The former account belonging to King Charles and Queen Camilla has been dormant since 8 September, when the King ascended to the throne. The account’s bio now states that it is no longer being updated and to follow @RoyalFamily instead, but it maintains a gold tick because “it’s an official organization on Twitter.”
Other Twitter Accounts Related to the British Royal Family
The Commonwealth’s Twitter account maintains a blue tick as it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue, as is The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. The Crown in Canada, a governmental account that educates about the role of King Charles in his overseas realm, has a grey tick.
Spanish Royal Family — @CasaReal
The activities of King Felipe and Queen Letizia continue to be tracked on Twitter, albeit with a grey governmental tick now.
Belgian Royal Family — MonarchieBe
Although at first, the account for King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, and the wider Belgian Royal Family had a grey governmental tick, now @MonarchieBe has no tick at all.
Dutch Royal Family — @KoninklijkHuis
Just ahead of his tenth anniversary on the throne, King Willem-Alexander’s activities, and those of Queen Máxima and the rest of the Dutch royals, are monitored by a grey tick account.
Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg — @CourGrandDucale
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and the wider Grand Ducal Family have had many reasons to celebrate lately: new baby, upcoming wedding, and it’s all happening on their grey tick account.
Royal Families That Aren’t on Twitter
The Swedish and Danish royal families don’t maintain Twitter accounts, and neither does the Norwegian Royal Family, although Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit used to have one. It is now dormant and does not have any ticks.