The Queen posts her first Instagram photo at the age of 92

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent

The Queen posted her first photo on Instagram at the age of 92, as she visited the Science Museum on Thursday.

Her Majesty shared a letter from the Royal Archives, written by Charles Babbage in 1843 to her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert.

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.

The Queen arrives at the Science Museum in London [Photo: Getty]

While there were no emojis added to the post on the Royal Family’s official Instagram account, the Queen said she enjoyed learning about children’s computer coding initiatives at the London-based museum, signing off her caption with “Elizabeth R.”

The Royal Family’s Instagram page boasts 4.6m followers and the Science Museum’s account commented on the photo: “We’re thrilled that the image is of correspondence from the Royal Archive between Charles Babbage and Your Majesty’s great-great grandfather Prince Albert about the Difference Engine No.1 on display in our Making the Modern World gallery.”

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The Science Museum was also where the Queen sent her first tweet in 2014.

During her visit, Her Majesty also announced the museum’s summer exhibition, Top Secret, and unveiled a new space for supporters, the Smith Centre.

Earlier this week Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace published social media guidelines for their followers, in order to tackle online abuse across their platforms.