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【サクッと英文記事】エリザベス女王インスタデビュー

BuzzFeed の海外記事を英語のままお届け!エリザベス女王がインスタデビュー。その初投稿が話題になっています。(英文記事、日本語要約つき)

【日本語要約】

4月に93回目の誕生日を迎えるエリザベス女王。ロンドンの科学博物館を訪問した際に、初めてのインスタグラムにチャレンジしました。

コンピューター開発の先駆者とされるチャールズ・バベッジから、ヴィクトリア女王の夫・アルバート公への手紙の写真に、女王自らコメントを添えた "初ポスト" が話題になっています。

be about to: 〜するところ

look intently: 熱心に(夢中になって)見る

centenary of: 100周年の

nailed it: バッチリ!やったね!

Meet Instagram's newest influencer.

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The Queen may be about to turn 93 next month, but that won't keep her off her social media game. She proved that on Thursday during a visit to London's Science Museum.

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She was opening the museum's summer exhibition, Top Secret, which marks the centenary of intelligence and security agency GCHQ, and a new space for supporters.

Look, here she is looking intently at the computer Sir Tim Berners-Lee used to create the World Wide Web.

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And perusing items in the museum's new intelligence and security exhibition.

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During the visit she used an iPad to write her ~ first ever ~ Instagram post.

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The Royal Family has had an Instagram account since 2013 – and now has 4.6 million followers – but today was the first time the Queen had written a post herself.

She chose a picture of a letter written to her great great grandfather, and Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.

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"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," her caption read.

"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."

It was written by Charles Babbage, an engineer credited with creating the first mechanical computer.

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"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," the caption read.

(This is Babbage, in case you're interested.)

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"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," the Queen wrote.

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People loved it and welcomed her to the platform.

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"Grand Welcome to your Majesty," one user wrote in the comments.

Another described it as "absolutely lovely and historic".

Nailed it.

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