Queen Elizabeth posts on Instagram for the first time

Ben Bowman


The Queen visits the Science Museum
The Queen visits London’s Science Museum on March 7, 2019

The Queen (yes, that queen) just made her first-ever post on Instagram. Her Majesty shared some thoughts about today’s visit to London’s Science Museum. Here’s the post:

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The Queen’s caption reads: “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.”

And she signed the post “Elizabeth R.”

The royal family’s account also shared video of the historic moment:

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📽 Watch the moment Her Majesty The Queen posted on @theroyalfamily Instagram for the very first time.

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Welcome to Instagram, Your Majesty. How about a selfie next time?

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