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Stacey Leasca
Updated March 07, 2019

Forget Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and even Beyoncé: There’s a new queen on Instagram worth following.

On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth made her Instgram debut with a post dedicated to her own royal lineage.

“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,” Queen Elizabeth wrote in the caption of her post, shared to @TheRoyalFamily official account.

Queen Elizabeth shared two images, each one a letter written by Charles Babbage, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer, who designed the Difference Engine. And, as the Queen explained, Prince Albert, her great-great-grandfather, had the opportunity to see a prototype of the Difference Engine in July 1843.

Luckily, The Royal Family account even captured the adorable moment the Queen created her post — and she looks so proud, undoubtedly of both her prestigious ancestors and her social media skills.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

She signed the post, “Elizabeth R.”

The Queen, NBC reported, visited the Kensington museum to announce the new exhibition, Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security. The exhibit, NBC explained, explores Britain's use of technology in national security "with world-changing consequences over the last 100 years.”

Hopefully, the Queen’s promotion of the event on Instagram will get even more people to pay a visit to the museum. And it likely will as the post already has more than 98,000 likes in just five hours. Now, all we can do is hope the Queen continues to post on social media to share more of the cool royal-related things she’s doing. After all, she is already wildly popular over on the family’s Twitter account.

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