first_img Short URL 43 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Science Museum. “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.” Queen Elizabeth II’s first Instagram post is displayed alongside an 1843 letter to Prince Albert from Charles Babbage. Source: PA Wire/PA Images Mar 7th 2019, 9:47 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share247 Tweet Email2 Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Science Museum. Image: PA Wire/PA Images  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.”The 92-year-old monarch shared her first Instagram post to the account’s 4.7 million followers. The post had over 150,000 likes at the time of writing. Image: PA Wire/PA Images QUEEN ELIZABETH HAS posted to Instagram for the first time.The Queen of England took to the royal family’s account on the image-based social media to share a picture of an 150-year-old letter addressed to Prince Albert. The Queen was visiting the Science Museum today which had the letter on display.The picture’s caption, which is signed off “Elizabeth R”, says: Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 9:47 PM 47,551 Views 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. The Queen has posted to Instagram for the first time And it’s about…. science. Kind of.last_img