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70th wedding anniversary gets stamp of royal approval

By Alan Jones

A set of stamps is being issued to commemorate the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, featuring images of their marriage and honeymoon.

The six include a photograph of the royal couple on their honeymoon in the grounds of Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, looking at pictures of their wedding, and one of them walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey after their wedding service on November 20, 1947.

Two stamps mark their engagement announcement in 1947, showing them at Buckingham Palace.

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: "A platinum wedding anniversary is rare, and for the royal family it is unique.

"We are delighted to issue these six stamps to mark Her Majesty's and the Duke of Edinburgh's 70 years of marriage."

The stamps are only available until the end of the year.

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