The tablet has now received the Royal stamp of approval, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to be precise! The tablet has been added to the Queen’s Royal Collection. The purpose of this device will be to act as a “digital time capsule”. This will include videos, photographs and documents from the past 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. This project is a part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations this year.
Twelve-year-old John Samson presented the queen with the tablet. He had submitted the memory of going to a school for orphans after begging on the streets.
These videos and photographs have been received from across 66 countries, and 37,000 people took part in this project. Only 60 entries have been selected for the digital time capsule, from over 150GB of data that was submitted. These entries were selected by a panel of judges, the director general of The Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Librarian. However, all 80,000 entries will remain available online at https://www.jubileetimecapsule.org/ and has been called the Diamond (re) Collection.
"The digital nature of the project required a digital device to present to Her Majesty, and The Queen will be able to press 'play' on the tablet before watching a video of some of the best Jubilee time-capsule entries," said Danny Sriskandarajah, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society charity.
The organization also revealed that they were in talks with both Apple and Samsung for the iPad and the Galaxy Note 10.1 respectively, but chose to go with Samsung’s tablet for the project.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be stored at the Windsor Castle as a part of the Royal Collection. The collection already includes previously added digital products such as PCs and DVDs, as well as art, furniture and other memorabilia.