Queen Elizabeth II Posts First Ever Instagram Post

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Queen Elizabeth II has finally joined the Instagram hype and posted her first ever picture from London’s Science Museum. 

When you think about it, the Queen has some great Insta content available around her. She could have shared a video of her corgis wondering the palace, with their little bums wiggling away, or perhaps a selfie decked out in the crown jewels.

She could have snapped a pic of her favourite food, or made a funny story featuring the rest of the royal family, but instead, Her Maj opted for something a little less typically entertaining – but still interesting nonetheless.

Let’s bear in mind she’s the Queen of England; she has better things to do than worrying about the amount of likes she’ll get. And to be fair, it’s great that she’s even using Instagram at all. My Grandma really struggles to understand the concept of it.

Queen Elizabeth shared her post via the official Instagram account for the royal family as she visited the Science Museum this morning (March 7).

The Queen couldn’t resist a little name drop as she explained that during her trip she found a letter written to her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert, discussing the first computer programs.

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The caption read:

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.

It continued:

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 off with a relatively informal – considering it’s the Queen – ‘Elizabeth R.’

While the post might not be your typical source of viral content, it still racked up over 12,000 likes at the time of writing, with many people commenting how fascinating the post was.

The Science Museum obviously brings out the more technological side of Her Majesty, because it was at the very same place where she wrote her first tweet four years ago, declaring the opening of the new Information Age Galleries.

We’ll have to see if the Queen gets hooked on the Insta trend; we could soon see her advertising clothing brands and detox teas as the latest big influencer.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.