Breaking News

Royal Mail issues Platinum Jubilee Stamps to celebrate Queen’s 70-year reign

Eight stamps celebrating the Queen’s dedication to service have been issued to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s 70th anniversary of ascending to the throne is on Sunday, becoming the first British monarch to reach the milestone.

The photographs show her reign over the decades, with the images on the first class stamps ranging from 1957 to 2020.

Of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977
In uniform during the Trooping of the Colour in 1978

Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: “These stamps are a celebration of the second Elizabethan Age and a tribute to a remarkable lifetime of duty and public service.

“We are honoured to be releasing them to mark the occasion of the first Platinum Jubilee in the UK’s history, a momentous occasion.”

Queen’s visit to MI5’s headquarters in 2020

The Queen’s Accession Day falls on 6 February, with a special four-day bank holiday weekend in June will be held – to celebrate with festivities including a concert at Buckingham Palace, a service of thanksgiving and a pageant on the Mall.

%d bloggers like this: