Royal Mail Stamp Guide 2017, The Royal Wedding: Platinum Anniversary, 20 November 2017

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Royal Mail’s new miniature sheet marks a landmark royal wedding anniversary with a selection of memorable archive photos showing the Queen and Prince Philip together.

Royal Mail’s new miniature sheet marks a landmark royal wedding anniversary with a selection of memorable archive photos showing the Queen and Prince Philip together.

The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on 20 November 1947 gave the nation a good excuse to celebrate in the grim years which followed the end of World War II. Although the hostilities had been over for more than a year, Britain was still in the grip of rationing (and would be for years to come) and returning servicemen were trying to fit back into everyday life in a country which had been forever changed by war.

To mark the landmark anniversary of this royal wedding, Royal Mail has issued a special miniature sheet which features six stamps with black & white photographs of the Queen and Prince Philip. Two of the photos show the couple in the run up to the wedding, two feature the ceremony at Westminster Abbey and a further two show the pair on their honeymoon.

Stamp details

The Royal Wedding: Platinum Anniversary

Issue date: 20 November 2017

Design: Mytton Williams

Stamp size: 27mm x 37mm

Miniature sheet size: 190mm x 67mm

Printer: International Security Printers

Print process: Lithography

Perforations: 14 x 14

Phosphor: Bars as appropriate

Gum: PVA

1st: Engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

1st: Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

1st: Honeymoon

£1.57: Engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

£1.57: Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

£1.57: Honeymoon