Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth makes first Instagram post
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts during a visit to the Science Museum in London, Thursday March 7, 2019. (Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:36AM EST
Last Updated Friday, March 8, 2019 6:55AM EST
LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image.
The media-savvy queen posted from the Science Museum Thursday to help promote the museum's summer exhibition.
Using an iPad, she shared an image on the official royal family Instagram account of a letter from 19th century inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The queen's post said: "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. "
The royal Instagram account was launched in 2013 and has 4.6 million followers.