A rainha Isabel II publicou o seu primeiro post no Instagram hoje, dia 7 de março de 2019, durante a visita ao Science Museum, um dos três principais museus na Exhibition Road, em South Kensington, Londres. Aos 92 anos, a monarca britânica publicou uma carta dos arquivos reias escrita em 1843 ao seu trisavô, o príncipe Albert.
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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