Four commemorative stamps featuring Prince Philip are to be released by the Royal Mail.
The stamps, showing the Duke of Edinburgh throughout his time as the longest serving consort in British history, will be released on June 24th 2021, just after the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The black and white collection features four famous images of the Prince, covering seven decades of his life. The first is a portrait of Philip as a young man while the second shows him in military uniform. The third is a picture of him at the Windsor Horse Show while the final stamp is a well known portrait of him from his later years, taken by Terry O’Neill. All four stamps are marked with the dates 1921 – 2021.
A range of commemorative items featuring the stamps will be on sale including a miniature sheet, a first day cover and a set of postcards bearing the images.
The Duke of Edinburgh appeared on a range of stamps issued by Royal Mail during his long life. He was featured in collections marking his wedding anniversaries as well as the Queen’s jubilees. In 1981, a special collection of stamps was released to celebrate the impact of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Sceheme.
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9th 2021 at the age of 99. His funeral took place on April 17th 2021 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and he was laid to rest in the Royal Vault.