Queen Elizabeth Stuns Internet By Writing First Instagram Post Ever

Queen Elizabeth just shocked royal fans from all over the globe by writing her very first Instagram post ever.

The Queen wrote the post last Thursday when she visited London’s Science Museum, where she was touched to find a letter written to her great-great grandparents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert from Charles Babbage, the world’s first computer engineer.

“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,” the Queen wrote. “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.”

She signed her post “Elizabeth R.”

 

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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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Though the royal Instagram was set up back in 2013, the Queen has never posted on it personally until now. That’s why social media was in shock over the fact that she had actually posted!

“Welcome to Instagram, Your Majesty! Looking forward to more posts from you personally!” one social media user commented, with another adding, “We should all write Instagram captions as equally polite and thoughtful as this one (just in case our great-great-grandchildren decide to republish them.”

“Wow, such an honour!” a third user added simply.

A spokesman for the royal family also issued a brief statement about the Queen’s post.

“To celebrate the visit of The Queen to the Science Museum, Her Majesty formally opened the new Smith Centre by sharing an archive image on the @theRoyalFamily’s Instagram account,” the spokesman said. “The Queen’s Instagram post was published when Her Majesty touched the screen in the Smith Centre before invited guests.”

We can only hope that this is the beginning of many Instagram posts from the Queen in the future!

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