Dead at 99, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip will be immortalized by the Royal Mail. Indeed, the new collection, which will be published next June, includes images in his honor. The collection will include 4 images of the Duke of Edinburgh at different stages of his life. These are 4 different black and white images. The first image is a portrait of the Duke in his youth. A photo taken by renowned photographer, Baron. The second image shows Prince Philip during Prince Andrew’s passing parade at Dartmouth Naval School. The third image shows the Prince at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. For the last image, this is a more recent portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill.
“He was at the center of national life”
These stamps featuring the Duke of Edinburgh will be on sale from June 24. They will be presented in a foil and sold for £ 6.65. “Throughout his adult life, the Duke of Edinburgh has dedicated himself to the service of this country, the Commonwealth and the many causes in which he is involved,” said Simon Thomson, Managing Director of The Royal Mail. “For more than seven decades, it has been at the center of our national life,” he added.
Still according to Simon Thompson: “His disappearance is a key moment in our history that we are marking with this series of commemorative stamps”. At the same time, a new royal yacht named after Prince Philip will soon be commissioned. Recall that the Duke of Edinburgh was Lord High Admiral from 2011 until his death. He also served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
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