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Grandeur of royal castle celebrated in new stamps

By Alan Jones

A new set of stamps featuring images of Windsor Castle is being launched to celebrate the "grandeur" of the royal residence.

Royal Mail said the 10 stamps are a photographic celebration of the castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the world and the official residence of the Queen.

Three of the stamps show exterior views of the castle while interior rooms, including St George's Hall which was restored after a fire in 1992, are also featured. All shots of the 800-year-old fortress have been approved by the Queen - who approves all UK stamp designs.

Philip Parker, stamp strategy manager at Royal Mail, said: "Windsor Castle is one of the most famous buildings in the world and has been a family home to kings and queens for almost a thousand years. Our new stamps celebrate the grandeur of this royal residence."

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