Royal Mail to Commemorate the Upcoming Royal Wedding

15 May 2018  Tue

The Royal Mail is going to release a four-stamp souvenir sheet to commemorate the royal wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle, that will be held on 19th May. The stamps would also be released on the same day as well.

The sheet comprises of two alternating designs. The non-denominated first-class stamp features a formal colour photograph of the couple with the wedding date. The second design for the £1.55 stamp features a casual black-and-white photograph of the couple walking outdoors happily. The stamp can be used for letters weighing up to and including 100 grams within Europe. Both images were taken by Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House, Windsor, during the couple’s engagement in December 2017.

The prince’s coat of arms includes a lion, a unicorn, and symbols obtained from both his mother’s and father’s family arms. A Welsh and English text gives out the message “The Royal Wedding HRH Prince Henry of Wales & Ms. Meghan Markle 19.05.2018.” A similar souvenir sheet was issued on 21st April 2011 when Prince William got married to Catherine Middleton.

Prince Harry was born on 15th September 1984 and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne. He is Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s younger son, and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. He dated the American actress Markle for one and a half years and their engagement was announced on 27th November 2017. Markle has appeared in many TV shows like Deal or No Deal, Suits etc. and has currently retired from her profession.

Image Courtesy: Royal Mail

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