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InstaQueen: Her Majesty shares her first post on Instagram

Her Majesty shares her first post to Instagram

On Thursday The Queen became a social media influencer as the 92-year-old Monarch shared her first post on Instagram.

Her Majesty posted a message on the popular social media website to celebrate a visit to the Science Museum in London.

The post was shared on The Royal Family’s official Instagram account, with The Queen’s post embedded 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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On Instagram, Her Majesty wrote: “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.”

Her Majesty signed off as ‘Elizabeth R.’

The Royal Family’s Instagram account was set up in 2013 to share images and content of The Royal Family, their work, family celebrations and anniversaries and to invite interaction from followers across the world. To date, the account currently has 4.5 million followers.

The Queen’s Instagram post was published when Her Majesty touched the screen in the Smith Centre.

Her Majesty has always embraced new technology, and in 2014 sent her first tweet during a visit to the Science Museum.

In 1976, The Queen sent her first e-mail during an engagement at a military base.

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