Next time, they should learn some Morse code!
On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Whitehorse, Yukon's MacBride Museum, where they sent Yukon's very first telegraph message to Twitter.
After watching former Yukon Commissioner Doug Bell tap out a message in Morse code on a 100-year-old telegraph key at the museum's historic Telegraph Office, Prince William and Catherine pressed the send button, which transferred the message to the Telegraph to Tweet Twitter account.
The message, which also became the first entry in the museum's new online guestbook, read, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, September 2016, Whitehorse Yukon."
THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 2016, WHITEHORSE YUKON— Telegraph to Tweet (@telegraph_tweet) September 28, 2016
"Well, I guess it's the old way and the new way joining hands," said Bell, who came to the Yukon in the 1940s as a telegraph operator, according to the CBC.
"It's crossing the generations and the technology and joining them together for a neat way to say hello."
The technology was created by Make IT Solutions, which has offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yukon.
According to the Kensington Palace Twitter account, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the telegraph office in 1959 during their royal tour of Canada.
The duke and duchess arrived in Yukon on Tuesday evening. After their visit to the museum, the royal couple took a stroll through a community festival where they met many of their fans.
The Duke and Duchess leaving the Telegraph Office at MacBride. pic.twitter.com/gsvHdEXJEo— MacBride Museum (@MacBrideMuseum) September 28, 2016
Will and Kate (as well as their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who stayed in Victoria) are currently on day five of their royal tour of Western Canada.
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