Queen Elizabeth II makes her Instagram debut
Queen Elizabeth posted for the first on Instagram on Thursday surprising many.
The British royal used the Royal family's main account to make her first post about her visit to the science museum in London, where she discovered letters written to her great-great grandfather Prince Albert.
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Today, as I visit the Science Museum I was interested to discover a letter from the Royal Archives, written in 1843 to my great-great-grandfather Prince Albert. Charles Babbage, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer, designed the “Difference Engine”, of which Prince Albert had the opportunity to see a prototype in July 1843. In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention the “Analytical Engine” upon which the first computer programmes were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron. Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors. Elizabeth R. PHOTOS: Supplied by the Royal Archives © Royal Collection Trust / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019
The queen's first Instagram post was quite the occasion at the science museum as a crowd gathered to watch her make her social media debut as the post appeared on a large screen.