Queen Elizabeth Just Posted Her First Instagram, and the Caption Is So Her

Hey, it’s 2019, and Queen Elizabeth is now on Instagram (well, sorta).

Thursday morning, Queen Elizabeth posted her very first Instagram via the @theroyalfamily account to recognize her visit to the new Smith Center of the Science Museum in London.

The queen’s first post was of a letter from the Royal Archives written to Elizabeth’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert from 1843. (That’s the most intense #TBT we’ve ever seen.)

She captioned her post and published it herself, according to the royal family's website. At the Science Museum, as soon as she pushed a button on a touch screen, her Instagram was published. (Royals, their posting methods are nothing like ours!)

In her caption, Elizabeth details the contents of the letter, which was sent to Prince Albert from Charles Babbage, who is credited with creating the first-ever computer. Back in 1843, the computer was called the “Difference Engine.” And, to answer the burning question on everyone’s minds, the computer didn’t have Instagram.

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Her caption starts:

"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."

Queen Liz ends her caption with a heartfelt sign-off: "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."

We're just hoping her next post is a selfie with her morning Dubonnet or her corgis...or both!


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