HM QE II Diamond Anniversary SI

HM QE II Diamond Anniversary

King George VI in Buckingham Palace announced Elizabeth’s engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on July 10th 1947. Before the wedding, Elizabeth’s father gave Philip the British titles Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich. The couple, which had known each other since Elizabeth was 13 and Philip was 18, were married in Westminster Abbey, London on 20 November 1947. They spent their honeymoon at Broadlands, Hampshire, the home of Lord Mountbatten, and at Birkhall, Balmoral.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 28.02.2007
Designer: Stephen Perera
Illustrator: Corbis Library
Printer: Lowe-Martin, Canada
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 27 x 48mm
Values: 40p, 42p, 66p, 78p