The Queen of England proved that she can jive in with the latest trend today. She shared her very first Instagram post on the Royal family’s account to promote the Science Museum in London.
The photo was of a letter from English inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
“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,” Queen Elizabeth II wrote. “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.”
The Royal Family’s official account was created in 2013, sharing to the world the life of the Royals but this is the very first post that the Queen had written herself. Today, the account has amassed 4.8 million followers.