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Elizabeth II published the first post on Instagram

Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II made the first post on Instagram, which is published in the account of the royal family of the royal family. This is an archive photograph of the letter, which in 1843 the inventor of the first analytical machine, Charles Babbage, wrote to his great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert.

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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

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The publication was made during a visit by the Queen to the Museum of Science in London. "In the letter, Babbage tells Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of the invention of the analytical machine, the first programs for which they were created by Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron," said the explanation for the signed post from Elizabeth II.

The Theroyalfamily account was created in 2013, now has over 4.6 million subscribers.

As part of her previous visit to the museum in 2014, the queen made the first post on Twitter. In 1997, he launched the site of the British monarchy, and in 1976 he sent the first e-mail, notes The Telegraph.



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