'Welcome to Insta, Your Majesty'

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Published on March 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s

'Welcome to Insta, Your Majesty'

Queen Elizabeth during a visit to London's Science Museum on Thursday found it "fitting" to make her first Instagram post, after learning about "children’s computer coding initiatives" and discovering an historic letter.

Gavino Garay reports.


'Welcome to Insta, Your Majesty'

Queen Elizabeth has taken another bold step into the digital age.

First it was a tweet in 2014.

Now, she's posted on Istangram.

Her majesty fired off her first post on Thursday after visiting London's Science Museum where she discovered a letter written to her great-great-Grandfather Prince Albert, by a man credited as world's first computer pioneer.

She posted the letter, written by inventor Charles Babbage, with an explanation on the royal family's Instagram account, which has 4.5 million followers.

The post reads: "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," It was a huge hit among Instagram fans.

Users reacted with: "'Welcome to Insta, Your Majesty!'


'THE QUEENS FIRST INSTAGRAM POST'... 'the queen posted this' ... 'who would have thought?'" Their next question?

When will they see another Instagram post signed "Elizabeth R."

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