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Prince Philip: Royal Mail issues four new stamps in memory of Duke of Edinburgh

A collection of new stamps in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh will be released by Royal Mail.

The four black and white designs show Prince Philip, who died last month aged 99, at different stages of his life.

The first design features a portrait of the duke as a young man, taken by the photographer, Baron.

The second depicts Prince Philip at the passing out parade of his son, Prince Andrew, at Dartmouth Naval College in Devon.

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A stamp showing the Duke of Edinburgh taken by the photographer Baron

Another stamp shows the duke at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The final and most recent image is a portrait snapped by photographer Terry O’Neill.

The stamps, on sale from June 24, will be presented in a miniature sheet priced at £6.65.

Undated handout image issued by Royal Mail of a stamp with a photograph of the Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The Royal Mail are issuing four new stamps in memory of HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh who died on April 9 this year.
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A stamp with a photograph of the duke at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: “Throughout adulthood, the Duke of Edinburgh dedicated himself to the service of this country, the Commonwealth and to the many causes he was involved with.

“For more than seven decades he was at the centre of our national life. His passing is a key moment in our history which we mark with this set of commemorative stamps.”

A new royal yacht named after Prince Philip, costing up to £200m, is set to be commissioned “within weeks”, according to reports.

Undated handout image issued by Royal Mail of a 1st class stamp with a photograph of the Duke of Edinburgh attending the passing out parade of Prince Andrew at Dartmouth Naval College in Devon. The Royal Mail are issuing four new stamps in memory of HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh who died on April 9 this year.
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A stamp showing the duke at the passing out parade of Prince Andrew at Dartmouth Naval College

The duke was Lord High Admiral from 2011 until his death and also served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

The Queen carried out her first major engagement, this year’s Queen’s Speech, since the death of her husband, on Tuesday.

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