In 2017, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, celebrated a landmark event: 70 years of marriage and their Platinum Anniversary. This cover from Royal Mail commemorates their engagement, their wedding, and their honeymoon.
Country: United Kingdom
Date of Issue: 20th November 2017 (first day cover)
The stamps are presented in three pairs on a souvenir sheet, with designs featuring photographs from the following events (left to right):
- Engagement, 10 July 1947
- Wedding, 20 November 1947 (the first time that news cameras were allowed inside Westminster Abbey to film a royal wedding)
- Honeymoon, 23 November 1947
The Happy Couple
The insert to the cover provides more information about the royal engagement, wedding, and honeymoon. Click the image below for easier reading.