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Queen Elizabeth Has Posted On Instagram For The First Time

Queen Elizabeth's first Instagram post is a letter from 1843.

The Queen toured the world of hi-tech communications on Thursday with a visit to the new 'Top Secret' exhibition at London’s Science Museum.

And what better way to be completely immersed in technology than with an Instagram post.

The 92-year-old monarch used her visit to post on the social media site for the first time.

With the touch of a button, the Queen sent an image of an 1843 letter from the Royal Archives, written to her great-great-grandfather Prince Albert from a man named Charles Babbage.

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Queen Elizabeth posts on Instagram for the first time. Image: Instagram/The Royal Family

The correspondence is credited as the world's first computer design. The letter informed Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Babbage's invention called the “Analytical Engine”.

In the Instagram post, the Queen also explained she "had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives" during her time at the Museum.

The post was signed 'Elizabeth R'.

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The photo has attracted more than 126, 300 likes and hundreds of comments.

One user hilariously wrote, "Can you teach my parents how to use Instagram?"

Another commented, "Very cool Queenie, very cool!"

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Elizabeth first toured the Science Museum in 1938 and during her last visit in 2014, opened the Information Age gallery by sending her first Tweet.

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Queen Elizabeth send her first Tweet in 2014. Image: Getty Images

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au

With Reuters.