A set of six stamps and a Miniature Sheet celebrating the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, will be issued by Jersey Post on 14 November 2018, the Prince’s birthday. The stamps, which have been designed by Up Studio, feature portraits of Prince Charles at different ages.
“We’ve been fortunate to have been given permission to use some really iconic photographs for this stamp issue, some of which are rarely seen,” comments Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post. “Taken by prestigious portrait photographers including Lord Snowdon, Yousuf Karsh and Peter Grugeon, they have been carefully chosen to span the Prince’s life, beginning with a young Prince Charles photographed at Buckingham Palace in 1957. The Miniature Sheet which accompanies the set shows His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall enjoying a day out at Ascot Racecourse on 20 June 2017.”
A new £3 Definitive stamp will also be issued by Jersey Post on 14 November in celebration of the Prince’s milestone birthday. The Definitive, which will be available as a single stamp or in a sheet of four, features a portrait of Prince Charles from 2006 and will be finished with a special silver hot foil print technique.
Charles Philip Arthur George, the first son of Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on 14 November 1948 at Buckingham Palace, London at 9.14pm. His mother ascended the throne on 6 February 1952, whereupon Prince Charles, as the eldest son of the monarch, automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Charles was invested as Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester on 1 July 1969 during a ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle during which he was crowned by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Charles’ 70th birthday was celebrated on 22 May 2018 during a 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Jersey Post’s HRH The Prince of Wales 70th Birthday stamps and the £3 Definitive will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 14 November 2018. Philatelic stamp products such as Miniature Sheets, First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.