Queen Elizabeth is making some big changes after 92 years, and the upcoming generation is very excited about it!
On Thursday, March 7th Queen Elizabeth published her very Instagram post! Her Majesty visited a London Science Museum and during her visit, shocked everyone by sharing a picture on the most popular social media outlet in the world.
Her Majesty Rather shared a letter sent by 19th-century mathematician and computer pioneer Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, along with a lengthy caption.
The caption read, “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.”
The caption continued, “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 picture was shared on The Royal Family Instagram account and received 178,076 likes. The British Royal Family has millions of followers across various official accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, but before Thursday, Her Majesty had never once used the platforms.
This surely is a momentous day in history and culture for the Queen of England to post on Instagram!
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