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Check Out The Queen Of England’s First Instagram Post

The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, posted on Instagram for the first time ever in March 2019. She shared a letter written by the pioneer of modern-day computer, Charles Babbage. He wrote the letter to the Queen’s great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert.

 

The 92-year-old queen wrote that it was befitting to share the post from London’s Science Museum. She explained that the letter has “championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors.”

 

Her Royal Post

Take a look at her post below.

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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

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The royal family shared the video of the historical moment the Queen made her first Instagram post. The letter and a screenshot of the Instagram post are now displayed at the Museum.

 

 

Great minds

Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather, King George, opened the Science Museum in 1928.

 

In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his new invention, the “Analytical Engine”. It became the basis for the first computer programs created by Ada Lovelace. Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron, a leading British Poet and politician.

 

This is not the Queen’s first social media post though. She tweeted for the first time in 2014 to celebrate the opening of the London Museum’s Information Age Gallery. She also sent an email for the first time about 43 years ago.

 

The royal family have since released guidelines for its social media followers. They ask them to show kindness, respect and courtesy for all the members of their social media communities.

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