Queen Elizabeth II Posts on Instagram For the first time

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The Queen published her first post on Instagram on Thursday during a visit to London’s Science Museum — 43 years after she sent her first email.
Rather than opting for the always-popular selfie as her inaugural update, she shared a letter sent by 19th-century mathematician and computer pioneer Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria’s husband, 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,” she wrote in the post on the Royal Family’s official Instagram account, using a touch screen iPad at the museum.
“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 added to the account’s 4.6 million followers.
She signed the post “Elizabeth R.”
“We are honoured that while opening The Smith Centre at the Science Museum Your Majesty shared a post on Instagram for the first time,” the Science Museum wrote in a comment on the image.
“We’re thrilled that the image is of correspondence from the Royal Archive between Charles Babbage and Your Majesty’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert about the Difference Engine No.1 on display in our Making the Modern World gallery.”

 

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