It is reported that a tablet computer will be added to the Royal collection by the Queen of England.
Hailed as a ‘digital time capsule’, the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet includes a pre-loaded archive of videos, photos and text, comprising 150 gigabytes of data.
The collection encompasses a selection of memoirs from the past 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
The Royal Collection already includes PC’s and DVD’s, alongside pieces of furniture, art and other memorabilia.
Tokens of remembrance on the tablet include:
- A former student of Alan Turing remembering the computer pioneer’s achievements before his death in 1954.
- A teenager delivering a rap about his memories of 2011’s London riots.
- The BBC presenter George Alagiah telling how he and his family moved from Sri Lanka to Ghana in 1961, before he came to the UK.
Over 37,000 people from 66 different countries contributed towards the project including Prince Harry and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.
Project organisers have said the complete library of 80,000 entries will be available for all online “in perpetuity”.