The Queen of England hopped onto social media, Instagram to be exact, for the first time ever – but what message could the monarch have possibly wanted to share with the world?
Just so you know, she wasn’t posting selfies or video of herself doing some sort of ‘challenge’ – the 92-year-old instead put out a post that was all about family – her family, to be exact!
The post, which appeared on the Royal Family Instagram account, began:
The Queen continued:
You can see the post below, check out that handwriting too!
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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