Rather than opting for an old-fashioned style of plaque unveiling, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles opened the new headquarters with a twist. According to Hello magazine, the royals were told by a representative, “We know you reveal a lot of buildings, so we thought we’d do it with a Meta twist.”
The pair were then shown a large touchscreen so they could unveil a virtual plaque commemorating the opening of the headquarters.
After they pressed a large button, a white cloth fell away to reveal the realistic-looking plaque bearing both of their names.
While visiting the new Meta offices (formerly known as Facebook), Camilla tried on a pair of glasses that could film everything she looked at.
The couple also met representatives of local community projects supported by Meta.
The future king and queen walked through the building and became acquainted with the area that will house 5,000 workplaces for engineers working on Instagram, as well as the Reality Labs and Workplace.
During the visit, Camilla interacted with four women who volunteered to be admins for Facebook.
The role of these volunteers is to connect parents and families before filming a video for her own book group, The Reading Room.
On the other hand, Prince Charles attended the virtual reality events, and then the couple were shown an Instagram filter that will be rolled out for the Queen’s platinum anniversary.
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London is Meta’s largest tech hub outside of the US with more than 4,000 employees in offices in Brock Street, Rathbone Place, Shaftesbury Avenue and now King’s Cross.
She was very impressed when she showed the StoryTime app, which allows users to read stories to their relatives who may be far away.
She said: “That’s brilliant, all those families separated from their grandchildren.”
On the last visit of their outing, they traveled to Meta’s London Social Good fair, where they visited stalls and heard about how the global community is contributing to help those in need in London.
Steve Hatch, Meta’s Vice President for Northern Europe, said: “We are honored that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are officially opening our newly built King’s Cross offices.”