The Royal Mail has launched a set of commemorative stamps to mark Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding [Photo: Getty]
A set of four stamps is now available to pre-order on the Royal Mail website [Photo: Royal Mail]
The commemorative set of four stamps depicts the couple’s now-famous engagement photographs shot by Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House. The New York-based photographer will also take their wedding photographs on the big day at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The 1st class stamp features a photograph of the soon-to-be newlyweds holding hands on the steps of their reception venue, Frogmore House. While the £1.55 stamp is a monochrome snap of the couple walking through the grounds where they shared romantic picnics at the beginning of their relationship.
The stamps also feature the date of the upcoming wedding and Her Majesty’s traditional emblem sits in the top right-hand corner.
The Royal Mail’s stamp strategy manager, Philip Parker, revealed: “We wanted to use the black-and-white image, which is the slightly more informal picture, because we felt it gave a nice balance to the two images.”
He added, “Every new stamp is approved by Her Majesty and so we obtained the approval of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, but then also submitted to Buckingham Palace for approval of the whole sheet.”
The miniature set costs £4.44 and is expected to fly from the shelves in a similar way that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s commemorative stamps did back in 2011.
The Royal Mail is also offering a presentation pack which includes an illustrated brochure for £4.95 meanwhile the royal wedding bundle includes a presentation pack, stamp sheet souvenir and a royal wedding souvenir for £32.12.
Royal fans can also pre-order a commemorative coin cover in celebration of the upcoming wedding for an eye-watering £1,975.00 [Photo: Royal Mail]
More serious collectors can invest in the limited edition gold proof coin cover in collaboration with the Royal Mint which comes with an eye-watering price tag of £1,975, as only 50 will be released.
The Royal Mail’s souvenirs will launch on the morning of May 19 and are available to pre-order now.
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