01 July 2019
Four stamps and a Miniature Sheet from Jersey Post commemorate 50 years since the investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales, featuring photographs taken during the Prince’s investiture ceremony in 1969.
On 1 July 1969, at the age of 20, and after learning the Welsh language and studying Welsh culture, Prince Charles was invested at Caernarfon Castle. The investiture took place behind the medieval walls of the castle, with over 4,000 guests in attendance. Thousands more were in the dry moat outside the castle and millions around the world watched on television.
The four stamps show:
- Prince Charles arriving at Caernarfon Castleat the start of the investiture ceremony (80p)
- The queen placing the coronet on Prince Charles’ head (85p)
- The queen and Prince Charles standing at Queen Eleanor’s Gate, Caernarfon Castle (99p)
- The queen and Prince Charles walking together in the grounds of the castle (£1.15)
The Miniature Sheet features Prince Charles’ official investiture portrait, in which he is dressed in his investiture regalia. The sheet also features an extract of the speech he gave at the ceremony. Both the stamps and Miniature Sheet have been printed using a metallic gold ink.
Prince of Wales investiture - stamp details
Issue date: 1 July 2019
Design: Andrew Robinson
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Netherlands
Print process: Offset lithography plus metallic gold ink
Stamp die size: 28mm x 42mm
Stamp within die size: 50mm x 36mm
Miniature sheet size: 95mm x 125mm
To purchase the stamps, visit the Jersey Post website