Queen Elizabeth posts on Instagram for the very first time

01:04 PM | 11 Mar, 2019
Queen Elizabeth posts on Instagram for the very first time
LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II published her first post on Instagram on Thursday during a visit to London's Science Museum - 43 years after she sent her first email.

Rather than opting for the always-popular selfie as her inaugural update, she shared a letter sent by 19th-century mathematician and computer pioneer Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert as reported by CNN.

"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," she wrote in the post on the official @TheRoyalFamily account, using a touch screen iPad at the museum to send the message.

"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 added to the account's 4.6 million followers.

Here is the Queen's very first Insta post:


"We are honored that while opening The Smith Centre at the Science Museum Your Majesty shared a post on Instagram for the first time," the Science Museum wrote in a comment on the image.

"We're thrilled that the image is of correspondence from the Royal Archive between Charles Babbage and Your Majesty's great-great-grandfather Prince Albert about the Difference Engine No.1 on display in our Making the Modern World gallery."

The Queen was visiting the museum to announce its summer exhibition and unveil a new space for supporters, to be known as The Smith Centre.

Thousands of social media users liked the queen's first-ever post. Britain's royal family has millions of followers across various official accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Welcome to the social media world, Her Royal Highness.