Queen Elizabeth II, 92, shared her first ever Instagram post today while visiting London's Science Museum to help promote the museum's summer exhibition.
The monarch doesn't have an Instagram account and has never made an Instagram post. But all that changed on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
For her introductory post, using an iPad, she shared a letter from the Royal Archives that was sent by mathematician and computer pioneer Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria's husband and Queen Elizabeth's great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert.
The Queen wrote in her post on the official @TheRoyalFamily account:
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.
In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention, the "Analytical Engine". Watch video