Thursday, February 2, 2023

Royal Milestone: The Queen Just Posted Her First Instagram Pic!

You have to hand it to The Queen. At 92-years-old, when many grandparents consider themselves too old to grapple with technology, she is embracing it.

During a visit to the Science Museum in London to launch the new Smith Centre, Her Majesty posted an image to Instagram to @theRoyalFamily in front of a cheering crowd, who got to see, first hand, history being made.

The Instagram pic is actually a photo of another photo — a letter written in 1843 to her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer.

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Posted earlier today, the caption reads:

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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ButJtIMnBrV/

As The Guardian points out, the Science Museum was also the site of the Queen’s first tweet back in 2014:

The Guardian also reminds us that back in 1976, long before anyone knew what an email was, the Queen became the first monarch to send an electronic message during a visit to the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (RSRE) in Malvern using ARPANET, which eventually morphed into what we now know as the internet.

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