The queen has posted on Instagram for the first time, about a new summer exhibition at the science museum in London. Her new foray into social media world started five years after her first post on Twitter.
Her post, which has already gained more than 32k likes on Instagram, was a picture of a letter written in 1843 to her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert by Charles Babbage, the Victorian computer engineer.
“In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention the ‘Analytical Engine’ upon which the first computer programs were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron,” text following the post stated.
“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.”
The new exhibition, which initiates on 10 July, will show the story of Alan Turing and the company at Bletchley Park who broke the Enigma code during the World War II, helping the Allies break Nazi Germany.
“It is always a pleasure to welcome Her Majesty to the Science Museum, and I am delighted that HM The Queen has taken the opportunity to post on Instagram for the first time and announce Top Secret. our fantastic new exhibition” stated Sir Ian Blatchford, manager of the Science Museum Group.
“This exhibition tells the incredibly important story of the hidden work that goes into keeping us safe every day. Through this exhibition, we want to engage people in the incredible work of our intelligence services and ignite their curiosity about future possibilities.”
The Queen will be expecting her first Instagram post not to receive the same specific reaction to her first Twitter post prompted.