The Queen Just Posted Her First Instagram And We Have So Many Questions

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"Elizabeth R."

Queen Elizabeth is making headlines around the world after posting her first Instagram. 

She visited London’s Science Museum where she viewed a World War II Enigma code machine and the original NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee to design the World Wide Web in 1989. 

But neither of these were up to the standard of the royal family's grid. 

Queen Liz decided her introduction to the ‘gram would be a letter from 19th-century inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage to her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria and great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert.

That's really cute and all, but we have a lot of questions. 

For starters, did she type out the caption herself? Did she at least tell the person typing what she wanted? 

If this is the Queen's first Insta we hope she's doing all the groundwork, because thinking up a caption is no easy job. 

Now, let's look at the shot.

Reportedly it was taken on an iPad and what we want to know is: did she take the photo? Were filters used? Did the Queen struggle to choose between 'Clarendon' and 'Lark' or 'Juno' and 'Aden'? Did she think about prime time to post?

Notice how she's ended the caption with:

“Elizabeth R.”

If you're going to sign off Lizzie, you better be putting in the hard yards. Either way, The Science Museum was chuffed to be the Queen's first post:

“We are honoured that while opening The Smith Centre at the Science Museum Your Majesty shared a post on Instagram for the first time,” it wrote.

“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.”

Fingers crossed we see more from the Queen on Insta, meanwhile we're going to go download Instagram on our granny's phone. 

Image credit: Getty / Simon Dawson / Contributor


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Written By Christina Cavaleri