Royal Mail issues stamps to commemorate 70th birthday of HRH The Price of Wales

Royal Mail issues stamps to commemorate 70th birthday of HRH The Price of Wales

Key points

  • Six stamps show HRH The Prince of Wales undertaking official duties and with family members
  • Images include a new portrait of The Prince with HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH The Duke of Sussex in RAF uniform, taken at the recent RAF centenary commemorations
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is the eldest son of Her Majesty The Queen and the Heir to the Thrones of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. He is also the future Head of the Commonwealth
  • Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born on 14 November 1948, the first-born child of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
  • He became Heir Apparent and Duke of Cornwall aged three, following his mother’s accession to the Throne
  • The stamps are available now to pre-order from  www.royalmail.com/princeofwales and go on general sale from Thursday 14 November by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 7,000 Post Offices throughout the UK

Royal Mail today announced the release of a set of stamps to commemorate the 70th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The stamps contained within a special miniature sheet, depict The Prince undertaking official duties and with his family. One of the stamps includes a new portrait of The Prince with The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex in RAF uniform, taken at the recent RAF centenary commemorations at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales is Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

Other images show: a portrait of The Prince of Wales; an image of The Prince of Wales with The Duchess of Cornwall; The Prince of Wales and his sons at Cirencester Park Polo Club; The Prince of Wales at the Castle of Mey and The Prince of Wales greeting school children during a visit to Llancaiach Fawr Manor, in Wales.

The Prince of Wales is the eldest son of Her Majesty The Queen, the Heir to the Thrones of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. He is also the future Head of the Commonwealth.

 

Stamp by stamp:

 

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor was born on 14 November 1948. Aged three, he became Heir Apparent and Duke of Cornwall following his mother’s accession to the Throne.

His investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 was followed by a career in the Royal Navy until 1976 when he assumed full-time royal duties in support of The Queen. During that same year he started his first charity, The Prince’s Trust, with the help of £7,500 in Royal Navy severance pay.

Royal Mail spokesperson, Philip Parker, said, “Royal Mail is proud to release this six-stamp tribute to HRH The Prince of Wales, featuring delightful images of the Prince and his family.”

The stamps are available now to pre-order from www.royalmail.com/princeofwales  and on general sale from 14 November by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 7,000 Post Offices throughout the UK.

 

 

Note to Editors

 

About Royal Mail Special Stamps
For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated anniversaries and celebrated events relevant to UK heritage and life. Today, there are an estimated 2.5 million stamp collectors and gift givers in the UK and millions worldwide. HM The Queen approves all UK stamp designs before they are issued.

 

About Royal Mail plc

Royal Mail plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK’s designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International and Letters (“UKPIL”) comprises the company’s UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the “Royal Mail” and “Parcelforce Worldwide” brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to more than 29 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. Royal Mail also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

Media Inquiries

 

Natasha Ayivor
PR Manager Special Stamps
Email: natasha.ayivor@royalmail.com
Tel: 020 7449 8250
Mobile: 07436 280002

For more information about The Prince of Wales visit www.princeofwales.gov.uk

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