Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012)

Royal Mail celebrated the culmination of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities with eight new stamps featuring a selection of some of the most memorable events of her historic 60 year reign. The pictorial Diamond Jubilee Special Stamps were issued on 31 May and featured images of The Queen performing her official duties both at home in the UK and on the world stage.

The eight stamps give a fascinating insight into the hugely diverse duties The Queen has performed; from delivering the first televised Christmas broadcast in 1957, to inspecting the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh, as Commander-in-Chief of the UK’s Armed Forces, half a century later in 2007.