Royal Mail Is Releasing 4 New Stamps In Honor Of Prince Philip — See The Portraits

royal mail releasing four new stamps in honor prince philip
Source: MEGA; Royal Mail

May 13 2021, Published 2:53 p.m. ET

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Over a month after Prince Philip passed away at 99 years old, the royal mail is releasing a collection of four new stamps in honor of the late Duke. 

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In the new photos, the black-and-white images show Philip during different parts of his life. At the bottom, it says, "In Memoriam HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH. 1921-2021." 

Philip is seen attending a parade in Devon, while another image shows him at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. 

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Fans can get their hands on the four stamps on June 24 via the royal mail website or the royal family will be selling the stamps as part of a presentation pack for almost $10 USD (£6.65 pounds).

The royal family announced Philip's death via social media on April 9.

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"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle," the Royal Family Twitter account wrote at the time. 

One week later, Philip's wife, Queen Elizabeth, and their four children, along with their grandchildren, attended his funeral

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royal mail releasing four new stamps in honor prince philip
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Unfortunately, the Queen had to celebrate her birthday with her husband of 73 years. “I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world,” she said in a statement that was posted on social media on Wednesday, April 21.

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“My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life," she added. 

Earlier this week, the Queen attended her first public outing since Philip passed. Even though Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied the matriarch, she sat alone at the Opening of Parliament

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"Because The Prince of Wales was seated separately from The Queen, and mindful of avoiding unnecessary travel, it was felt, exceptionally, that the throne was not needed on this occasion," a palace source told HELLO!.

Despite the tragedy, the Queen is moving on with her life. "[The Queen] understands that she has a job to do, and [Philip] would have wanted her to crack on. She did do so when he retired from public life," a former royal aide spilled to PEOPLE. "She will never abdicate because of duty and honor and public service is so deep in her, as it was for him."



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