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Prince George appears on postage stamp for first time

Prince George appears on postage stamp for first time

India Blooms News Service | 20 Apr 2016, 10:17 pm
London, Apr 20 (IBNS) As Queen Elizabeth II is gearing up to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, a new picture of the British royal family has been released, showcasing all the four generations, which will be used by the Royal Mail on its special stamps.

Apart from Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William, Prince George is also seen in the picture.

It is for the first time Prince George appears on a stamp.

The Kensington Palace tweeted: "A family portrait to mark #Queenat90. It's the first time Prince George has appeared on @RoyalMailStamps."

Speaking on the picture, the Royal Mail Stamps tweeted: "We are delighted to release new stamps to celebrate #queenat90."

"Photographed by Ranald Mackechnie in the summer of 2015 for Royal Mail, the specially commissioned Stamp Sheet features a family portrait of four generations of the House of Windsor: HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and for the first time on a Royal Mail stamp, HRH Prince George of Cambridge, read a statement issued by the Royal Mail Group.

The photograph was taken in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.

The perforations in the Stamp Sheet are positioned to create a postage stamp for each member of the Family.

The six Special Stamps celebrate HRH The Queen’s birthday with three stamps focusing on Her Majesty’s family life, and three honouring The Queen’s official role.

The family stamps include an image of The Queen with her children, the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne. A stamp with the Duke of Edinburgh marks their long partnership. This is also the first time Royal Mail has issued a stamp featuring The Queen with her father.

The three remaining stamps mark The Queen’s official duties: as Head of State for the opening of Parliament; as Head of the Commonwealth where she is depicted with Nelson Mandela; and on a state visit to New Zealand. The images represent more than 100 state visits made worldwide by Her Majesty since her accession.

The stamps are available to pre-order from www.royalmail.com/hmq90 and available to purchase from 8,000 Post Offices from 21 April.

Image: Royal Mail Stamps Twitter page

Prince George appears on postage stamp for first time

India Blooms News Service
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