The Queen impresses with her first Instagram post

Must See 08/03/2019

Queen Elizabeth II has hit publish on her first ever Instagram post.

The Queen posted an image of a letter sent to Prince Albert in 1843. The caption explained the letter was to discuss something called an "analytical engine", an early precursor to computer programming.

"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," the Queen wrote.

The royal family has a meticulously managed Instagram account and other social media profiles.

Members of the family are also not allowed to take selfies, a fact Meghan Markle revealed in late 2017.

"I said 'can we have a selfie?' and she said 'we're not allowed to do selfies'," royal fan Barbara Miller told OK after meeting the Duchess of Sussex.

Elizabeth mentioned why during a visit from US Ambassador Harry Barzun.

"She was essentially saying: 'I miss eye contact,'" Mr Barzun told Tatler magazine after the meeting.

Officials at Kensington Palace have also recently released new guidelines for people engaging in the royals' social media profiles, warning of possible police action for threatening comments.

"We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law," it said.