Queen makes first post on In­sta­gram

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LON­DON – Queen El­iz­a­beth II cel­e­brated Throw­back Thurs­day with her first-ever In­sta­gram post. The monarch, dur­ing a visit to Lon­don’s Science Mu­seum, saw a let­ter writ­ten by Charles Bab­bage to her great-great-grand­fa­ther Prince Al­bert in 1842.

Us­ing an iPad at the newly opened Smith Cen­ter, the 92-year-old queen shared two im­ages of the note to the Royal Fam­ily’s In­sta­gram.

“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,” she wrote in the cap­tion.

“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.”

She signed the post off with her name: “El­iz­a­beth R.”

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