Peter Kirstein, a British computer scientist who was known as the father of the European internet, died on January 8.
The computer scientist, died from a brain tumour, also helped the Queen send her first email in 1976, BBC reported.
The 86-year-old played a vital role in the creation of Internet Protocol, which lets computer networks share information.
Prof Kirstein set up the Queen's first official email account, HME2, and guided her through the process of sending her first message.
Signed "Elizabeth R", it announced the imminent arrival of a programming language developed within the Ministry of Defence.
A Jewish refugee who fled from Germany to London in the 1930s, Prof Kirstein became a CBE in 2003.