Royal Mail have announced the production of four new stamps featuring the late Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away last month.
The stamps feature black and white photographs of Prince Philip over the years, with the years of his life span, and the iconic silhouette of his wife, The Queen.
The first, a portrait of the Duke as a young man, was taken by the photographer Baron, while the second is of Philip attending the passing out parade of his son, The Duke of York, at Dartmouth Naval College in Devon.
A third stamp is of Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show – a favoured event in the personal royal schedule – while the last is a most recent portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill.
Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: “Throughout adulthood, the Duke of Edinburgh dedicated himself to the service of this country, the Commonwealth and to the many causes he was involved with.’
“For more than seven decades he was at the centre of our national life. His passing is a key moment in our history which we mark with this set of commemorative stamps.”
The stamps, which are presented in a miniature sheet, retail at £6.65. They are set to be released on 24th June, two weeks after what would have been his 100th birthday.
This week, Prince Charles thanked the staff at St Barts Hospital, in London, who looked after his father in the weeks before his death.
The Queen has made her first major public engagement since her husband’s passing, with the State Opening of Parliament last week.
We’re proud to present a commemorative collection of stamps and collectibles honouring the life and work of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
— Royal Mail (@RoyalMail) May 13, 2021