The monarch mastered the art of tweeting years ago, and now she's moved on to conquer another form of social media.
Queen Elizabeth IIis the now monarch of social media.
The 92-year-old British royal visited London's Science Museum Thursday morning and announced an upcoming exhibit that will focus on the history of intelligence communications — from hand-written to high-tech — and she marked the occasion by embracing one of today's go-to forms of communications.
During her visit,the queendiscovered a document that seemed fitting for her first-ever Instagram post — a letter from the Royal Archives that that was sent to her great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert, back in 1843.
"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," she wrote alongside two photos of the document. "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."