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Royal Mail Issues 1st Stamp Collection with King Charles III's Silhouette

Tue 14 Mar 2023 | 09:39 PM
Rana Atef

On Tuesday, Royal Mail announced that King Charles issued the first 10-stamp set that carries the image of His Majesty.

The new collection carries some of the United Kingdom's most popular flowers as a sign of the King's love of gardening and his interest in the environment. 

It also marked the first change of silhouette since 1968.

One of the featured flowers is a sweet pea, which is one of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite flowers, and a sunflower, which is the national flower of Ukraine to symbolize the UK's solidarity with the European war-torn country.

Royal Mail’s director of external affairs and policy David Gold said: “Britain is a nation of gardeners, and a love of flowers runs deep in our collective consciousness.

“His Majesty is known to be a passionate gardener and we are delighted that the first special stamps to feature his silhouette should be a celebration of some of the most popular flowers in British gardens.”

The set also includes a purple iris, a pink lily, a fuchsia, an orange-red tulip, a dark pink peony, a bright orange nasturtium, a pale pink rose, and a light purple-tinted dahlia.

The set is available to pre-order from today and they go on general sale on 23 March.