De ce se semneaza regina Marii Britanii Elizabeth R
Regina Elisabeta a Marii Britanii a uimit pe toata lumea saptamana trecuta cand a postat pentru prima data pe Instagram. A fost vorba de o scrisoare primita de Charles Babbage, primul pionier al computerului, trimisa strabunicului sau, Printul Albert. A inclus cu aceasta ocazie semnatura sa, Elizabeth R.
Pentru multi britanici, este un mister de unde vine litera R, ei fiind obisnuiti cu titulatura Queen.
R vine de la cuvantul latin “Regina”, si este o procedura urmata de fetele regale de foarte multa vreme. Regii se semneaza, de exemplu folosind litera R, de la “rex”.
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