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A Royal Engagement in Sweden, two new royal stamp releases, Holyrood Week and a new royal portrait, plus more.

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Royal Engagement in Sweden

 

Congratulations to HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and former model Sofia Hellqvist who announced their engagement on 27 June 2014, after HM King Carl XVI Gustaf gave his consent to the marriage.

The couple will marry in 2015, but the exact date is yet to be announced, so watch this space!

Holyrood Week

 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the Order of Thistle Service at St Giles’ Cathedral on 3 July 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prince George and Sir Winston Churchill

Prince Harry commented during his recent visit to Chile that his nephew Prince George resembled like former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Was it those chubby cheeks?

 

Prince George … polo stick, but no cigar!

 

The serious expression?

Sir Winston Churchill, 1941

Sir Winston Churchill, 1941

Or merely just the family resemblance! Prince George and Sir Winston Churchill are actually related. Listen to our podcast to find out more …

Prince William’s new portrait, Fatherhood

British artist Dan Llywelyn Hall poses with the new portrait of the Duke of Cambridge, at the Welsh Office in central London on 2 July 2014.

 

Tell us what you think? Do you like it or hate it?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive a makeover at Madame Tussauds

 

A hair stylist and technician pose with the newly re-launched wax figures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Madame Tussauds in central London on 2 July 2014.

Australia Post – Two Royal Themed-Stamp Releases

The Centenary of King George V Stamp was released in June, based on original designs from 1914.

© Australian Postal Corporation 2014. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

© Australian Postal Corporation 2014. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent royal visit to Australia is also celebrated with a new stamp release, which will be available from 8 July 2014.

Domestic Rate Stamp 70c

© Australian Postal Corporation 2014. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

© Australian Postal Corporation 2014. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

International Stamp $2.60

© Australian Postal Corporation 2014. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

© Australian Postal Corporation 2014. This material has been reproduced with permission of Australia Post.

These commemorative stamps are available for a limited time at participating Australia Post outlets, via mail-order on 1800 33-1794 and online at http://auspost.com.au/stamps.

Remembering Princess Diana (1 July 1961-31 August 1997)

Princess Diana would have celebrated her 53rd birthday if she was still alive, and the proud, doting grandmother of gorgeous Prince George.

She was born The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961 at Park House, Sandringham. Diana became a Lady when her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975.

Princess Diana attends a State Dinner in Canberra, 1985, wearing the Spencer Tiara.

Lady Diana Spencer’s first birthday on 1 July 1962

Lady Diana Spencer in 1974

Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer amidst pomp and ceremony on 29 July 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral

Princess Diana in Australia with Prince Charles and Prince William in 1983.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales With Prince William and Prince Harry at Highgrove in 1986.

With Mother Teresa in New York, 1997

Useful Links

Australia Post – Stamps