HRH Prince Philip
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCE PHILIP
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
(10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021)
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
The just shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
_Iconic photos of Philip released on 4
new Royal Mail stamps
Royal Mail released a collection of four new stamps to celebrate the life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
The black and white stamps show the royal at different stages of his life and will cost £5.76 for a book.
Their release came just weeks after Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle aged 99, with Buckingham Palace issuing a statement at the time expressing the Queen’s “deep sorrow”.
In the book, the Royal Mail issued a 1st class and a 2nd class stamp, as well as £1.70 and £2.55 stamps.
In one picture, the Duke of Edinburgh can be seen attending the passing out parade of Prince Andrew at Dartmouth Naval College in Devon. Another image shows the Prince at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, while the other two are portraits taken by photographers Baron and Terry O’Neill.
The stamps became available on general sale from 24 June 2021 via the Royal Mail website and also be selling the stamps as part of a presentation pack for £6.65.
Prince Philip was born in June 1921 in Corfu, as the only son and youngest child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenburg.
He was married to Queen Elizabeth II for over 73 years and served as her consort for 69 years, making him the longest-serving consort in British history.
Prince Philip was also father to Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
He was the third longest-living British royal, behind Princess Alice, who died aged 102 in 2004, and the Queen Mother, who was 101 when she died in 2002.
The Royal Navy hero had a glittering career in the military, and was one of the last surviving UK veterans to have served in the Second World War, when he witnessed the historic surrender of Japanese forces in 1945.
His greatest legacy is likely to be the pioneering Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for youth, which he founded in 1956 and has since been expanded to almost 150 countries.
Simon Thompson, CEO, Royal Mail said: ”Throughout adulthood, The Duke of Edinburgh dedicated himself to the service of this country, the Commonwealth and to the many causes he was involved with. For more than seven decades he was at the centre of our national life. His passing is a key moment in our history which we mark with this set of commemorative stamps.”
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