If you haven’t heard about the wedding sensation that has swept every nation, you haven’t been watching television, reading the news, or accessing social media. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has finally come, and it was a beautiful affair! Royal Mail agrees and has released a royal wedding stamps set to commemorate the event.
Royal Mail’s Wedding Stamps – A Brief History
Having begun business in 1840 with just one iconic stamp (the Penny Black), Royal Mail has been a staple for stamp collectors for quite some time now. Collectors love to find and send special British stamps, and add special editions to their collections!
It is not unusual for the Royal Mail to release special stamp sets and gifts to commemorate important events. They produce royal wedding stamp sets for every interest! Some of this year’s special sets include a Game of Thrones theme, a set on Votes for Women, the RAF Centenary, and of course, the Royal Wedding. Special sets are some of their biggest sellers, and rarer ones can be found selling for big bucks among collectors!
Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding Stamp Set
The royal wedding stamps set, created to commemorate the historic wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was released on Saturday, May 19th. Royal Mail has released 11 different products commemorating the Royal Wedding, ranging in price from £0.30 for a special envelope, to a £1,975.00 limited edition Gold Proof Coin Cover!
Other products include a Presentation Pack, which includes all four Special Stamps from the set; a Royal Wedding Souvenir; a Stamp Sheet Souvenir: a Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover, and other fantastic gifts. Many of these items are limited editions, ranging from 50 produced to 12,000 produced – truly a collector’s dream! All of the products can be found here.
In terms of the royal wedding stamps specifically, four special ones have been produced. They all feature images of the iconic couple, informally dressed at Kensington Palace. The images were taken by three fantastic photographers, and truly capture the love between Harry and Meghan! Included in most of the sets are two first class and two 1.55 stamp. While these sets and souvenirs were released on May 19th, the Royal Mail has extended their availability until June 29th!
The Royal Wedding was an iconic event in the history of the United Kingdom, for so many reasons. It was the wedding heard around the world, and has been commemorated in so many beautiful ways! For stamp collectors, these Royal Wedding stamps and souvenirs are the best way to remember this moment in history. Royal Mail consistently produces beautiful commemorations of important events throughout the years, and are favorites of collectors everywhere!
There are plenty of fantastic Royal Wedding gifts and sets to choose from, and no reason to skip when there are sets available for as low as £5.75. Harry & Meghan’s wedding was something we were all able to feel a part of – continue the celebration with their beautiful souvenirs!