07 March 2019

Science Museum Visit

The Queen visited the Science Museum in London to announce its summer exhibition, "Top Secret", and to unveil the new Smith Centre.
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We've now seen this orange outfit with three different brooches: the Australian Wattle, Queen Victoria's Bow, and today's Singapore Peranakan Diamond Jubilee Brooch. The yellow tones (either the gold here or the yellow diamonds of the Wattle) are definitely my preference.

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At milestone from today's visit: Her Maj posted on Instagram for the very first time. Try a cute dog pic next time, ma'am! That's what social media's really for.

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
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