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The Queen Of England Just Shared Her Very First Instagram Post

While you may not live in England, there’s a pretty good chance that you still keep up with the Royal Family. Just in the past few years alone, we’ve had the honor of watching not one, but two, royal weddings. With a vast majority of the population tuning in to see the princes say “I do,” it’s safe to say that we truly do adore the Royal Family.

If you’re someone who finds yourself intrigued by their lives, you’ll be pleased to hear that Queen Elizabeth herself has decided to begin using the social media platform Instagram. Yes, you read that right—the 93-year-old Queen of England has begun using Instagram to connect with people all over the world.

While the “Royal Family” Instagram account has been active since 2013, this week was the very first time that the Queen posted something that she wrote herself. The post came after visiting London’s Science Museum to view their new summer exhibit, Top Secret, which marks the centenary of intelligence and security agency GCHQ.

Following her visit, the Queen posted a photo of a letter written to her great-great-grandfather, and Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert.

She captioned the photo:

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.

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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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Many people on Instagram were honored and excited to see that the Queen would be interacting with her followers on social media.

I must admit, it is pretty cool to see the Royal Family becoming so progressive!