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Four special stamps featuring gorgeous portraits of Queen through years will go on sale in November

The first-class stamp will feature a photo taken by Cecil Beaton in 1968 in which the monarch stands upright in her admiral's coat, her head tilted to the left.

Royal through the ages: four special stamps featuring beautiful portraits of the Queen will go on sale in November

  • The four stamps will be issued in memory of the late monarch, the Royal Mail has announced
  • The new stamps are the first set to be endorsed by King Charles III and go on general sale from November 10
  • The portraits include a photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the accession and coronation of the Queen

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Four stamps featuring portraits of the Queen will be issued in her memory, the Royal Mail has announced.

The new stamps – the first set to be approved by King Charles III – will go on general sale from November 10 and feature images of the late monarch over the years.

A photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the Queen’s accession and coronation will feature on second-class stamps, while the first-class stamp will feature a photograph taken by Cecil Beaton in 1968 in which the monarch stands upright in his admiral’s coat with his head tilted to the left.

A portrait taken in November 1984 by Yousuf Karsh will appear on £1.85 stamps, and a photo taken by Tim Graham in 1996 when the Queen attended a banquet at Prague Castle during her visit to the Czech Republic will be the image on £2.55 stamps. .

The first-class stamp will feature a photo taken by Cecil Beaton in 1968 in which the monarch stands upright in her admiral's coat, her head tilted to the left.

The first-class stamp will feature a photo taken by Cecil Beaton in 1968 in which the monarch stands upright in her admiral’s coat, her head tilted to the left.

A photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the Queen's accession and coronation will feature on second class stamps

A photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the Queen’s accession and coronation will feature on second class stamps

A portrait taken in November 1984 by Yousuf Karsh will appear on £1.85 stamps.  The new stamps – the first set to be endorsed by King Charles III – will go on general sale from November 10

A portrait taken in November 1984 by Yousuf Karsh will appear on £1.85 stamps. The new stamps – the first set to be endorsed by King Charles III – will go on general sale from November 10

A photo taken by Tim Graham in 1996 as 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 photo taken by Tim Graham in 1996 as the Queen attended a banquet at Prague Castle during her visit to the Czech Republic will be the image on the £2.55 stamps

The four stamp images were published in the Golden Jubilee stamp issue in 2002 and were approved by the late Queen for issue that year.

The four stamp images were published in the Golden Jubilee stamp issue in 2002 and were approved by the late Queen for issue that year.

The four stamp images were published in the Golden Jubilee stamp issue in 2002 and were approved by the late Queen for issue that year.

Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of Royal Mail, said: “For the past 70 years, every UK stamp has been personally endorsed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

“Today we unveil 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 unprecedented in the history of this country.”

A presentation pack of the four stamps will cost £6.95 and is available to pre-order on the Royal Mail website.

The Royal Mail has also confirmed that the King’s image will replace the Queen on new 1st and 2nd class definitive stamps, as well as all other denominations. Special stamp issues will also feature a silhouette of Charles.

“New stamps featuring King Charles will come into circulation once current stocks of stamps have been exhausted,” the Royal Mail said.

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

The Royal Mail said: ‘As directed by the Royal Household, in order to minimize the environmental and financial impact of the change of monarch, existing stocks of definitive stamps featuring the late Queen and special stamps using her silhouette will be distributed. and issued as expected. Launch dates for some of the special stamps may change.

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