Duke of Edinburgh's life commemorated on black and white stamps

Duke of Edinburgh's life commemorated on black and white stamps

A 1st class tribute to Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh’s life is commemorated in new series of black and white stamps showing images of the late royal from the 1940s to 1992

  • Earliest, on the second-class stamp, comes from 1940s and shows Philip in suit
  • First-class issue shows him at Prince Andrew’s naval college passing out parade
  • The last and most recent image is a portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill 

They are a fitting tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh, capturing his life of service over the decades.

Four stamps in memory of Prince Philip will go on sale next month, the Royal Mail announced, each with a portrait of the duke from different stages of his life.

The earliest, on the second-class stamp, comes from the 1940s and shows Philip in a suit and tie, while he is in naval uniform at Prince Andrew’s naval college passing out parade in 1980 on the first-class issue.

They are a fitting tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh, capturing his life of service over the decades. Four stamps in memory of Prince Philip will go on sale next month. Pictured: The earliest was taken in the 1940s and shows Philip in a suit and tie

He is in naval uniform at Prince Andrew’s naval college passing out parade in 1980 on the first-class issue

The images on the £1.70 and £2.55 stamps are from 1992 and feature the duke at the Royal Windsor Show and in military dress on the Queen’s 40th jubilee. 

The last and most recent image is a portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill. 

Simon Thompson, chief executive of 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.’

The Queen approves all UK stamp designs before they are issued.

Another stamp (above) is of Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. He is seen wearing a bowler hat

The last and most recent image is a portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill

The four stamps are presented in a miniature sheet at a cost of £6.65

Philip died aged 99 on April 9, and it would have been his 100th birthday on June 10.

He previously featured on various sets of stamps with the Queen issued to mark her jubilees and their major wedding anniversaries.

The four stamps are presented in a miniature sheet at a cost of £6.65.

They will be on sale from June 24.

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