She was at the London's Science Museum, when she made her first post, in which she shared a letter from Charles Babbage to her great-great grandfather Prince Albert.
In the post she wrote, "Science Museum has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors."
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Charles Babbage: Mechanical engineer, father of the computer, mathematician
For the uninitiated, Babbage was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer from England. He is considered as the father of computers.
In the 19th century, he designed the 'Difference Engine', an automatic mechanical calculator.
Prince Albert had the honor to see its first prototype back in 1843.
In his letter to Albert, Babbage presented his invention of the Difference Engine's successor, 'Analytical Engine'.
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Augusta Ada King helped Babbage in shaping up Analytical Engine
Babbage was helped by Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, an English mathematician and writer, in giving shape to the Analytical Engine.
Ada was the first to recognize that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine.
As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first computer programmer.
Queen was in museum to celebrate the technology of communications
Back to the Queen, she was at the museum to celebrate technology of communications, and opened Smith Center, a series of evocative rooms and a yard, which was formerly part of a Victorian post office.
She was learning about children's computer coding initiatives, when she found the letter from the Royal Archives.
It was on display in the museum's 'Making the Modern World' gallery.
The post containing the letter has already crossed 2L likes
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
The Queen joined social media in 2014, posted first tweet
However, the 92-year-old Queen made her first post from the Royal Family's official account and is actually not on Instagram herself. Notably, this is not the first tryst with social media for the Queen. She posted her first tweet way back in 2014.
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