Royal Mail to release Queen Elizabeth II’s four memorial stamps


Royal Mail is set to release four memorial stamps featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth II at different points of her reign.

The first and second stamp, which is being released by the Royal Mail, has the picture of the late Monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II.


The picture depicts the first year of her reign in 1952 through to the 1990s, while she was on a visit to Prague Castle.

The stamps with the pictures of the longest serving Monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II, will be officially on sale from 10 November.

The stamps released by Royal Mail are yet to be approved by the new Monarch of the United Kingdom, King Charles III.

The oldest photograph of the late British Monarch used in the series was taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952, to the Queen’s accession. It will feature second-class stamps.

One of the first-class stamps has a photo taken by royal photographer Cecil Beaton in 1968, where she is standing in her admiral’s cloak with her head tilted to the left.

A portrait taken in November 1984 by Yousuf Karsh will appear on the £1.85 stamps.


A photo by Tim Graham from 1996 when the Queen attended a banquet at Prague Castle during her visit to the Czech Republic will be the image on the £2.55 stamps. A presentation pack of all four logos will be £6.95.

“Today we are unveiling these stamps, the first to be approved by His Majesty The King, in tribute to a woman whose commitment to public service and duty was unparalleled in the history of this country, ” says Simon Thompson, CEO of Royal Mail.

The Royal Mail has also demonstrated new stamps featuring King Charles III will be released once current stocks are depleted.

The images of the new stamps, the timings of their release, and the unique silhouette will be revealed later.

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