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Queen of England Posts on Instagram for the First Time

Queen Elizabeth II was filmed on March 7 pressing the button to upload her first ever post on Instagram. Video of the occasion at London’s Science Museum was released by The Royal Family. The photo the Queen posted was of a letter written to her great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert, in 1843. The Queen wrote, "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.” Credit: The Royal Family via Storyful
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