Written 5th November 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter
A Christmas stamp collection featuring a silhouette of the Queen has been released by Royal Mail in the UK.
In September 2022 her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II passed away. She was the Queen to 15 Commonwealth Countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom.
As an act of tribute, Royal Mail has released her late Majesty's silhouette on Christmas stamps this year.
Royal Mail worked with artist Katie Ponder, from Kent, UK who designed the stamps in the collection. The set of six stamps are moments from the Nativity, with the Queen's silhouette in the top right-hand corner.
The Queen took a keen interest in stamps. She was a patron of the Royal Philatelic Society London - the world's oldest stamp society.
Her Royal Majesty's Christmas speech was a long-standing tradition, shown on UK TV on Christmas Day at 3pm. The Queen would address global, national and personal events. Her last ever Christmas speech was shown on 25th December 2021.