FDC: The Royal Wedding, Platinum Anniversary

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)

Stamp Details

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.


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