The Queen has shared her first ever Instagram post
The 92 year old monarch recently visited the Science Museum which has long championed technology innovation, so this Instagram post seemed like the perfect time for her to drop her first post to the Royal families 4.6 million followers.
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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
The image was a photograph of a letter written in 1843 to her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert from Charles Babbage, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer.
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