I missed Her Majesty’s visit to Google’s UK headquarters, but for security reasons, I don’t expect she could do the “green” thing and walk. However, Google’s office is just opposite Victoria Station, so if Her Maj used the back door to Buck House, it’s not very far.
The AP story on Google News says:
During the visit, the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, saw a demonstration of the company’s technology and met schoolchildren who won a competition to design their own Google “doodles” — what the Mountain View, California-based company calls special editions of their blue, green, red and yellow logo.
The royal couple met users of the Google-owned YouTube video Web site, including Peter Oakley, an 81-year-old known as “Geriatric1927.” Oakley’s videos on the site earned him a nomination for a YouTube award in 2006.
I expect the Queen uses Google Search, like the rest of us, and she has her own channel on YouTube
We’ve added the Royal doodle to our Gallery.
I’m a huge fan of Google doodles and wrote a bit about the man behind them, Dennis Hwang. I met him when he judged another Doodle 4 Google competition for British schoolchildren.