The Queen Just Posted Her First Instagram Post!

You’re never too old to learn a new skill and today the Queen showed us just that! At 92 years young, she posted her first Instagram post of a letter that was addressed to Prince Albert, her great-great grandfather from computer pioneer Charles Babbage in 1843.

Using the handle @theroyalfamily, her majesty pulled off the surprise of the decade!

Her full caption reads as follows:

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


And of course because it was the Queen, the post is now displayed in
Science Museum in London, alongside the letter.

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