Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jersey Post 2015
Queen Elizabeth II - The Longest Reigning British Monarch

ISSUE DATE: 9 September 2015
STAMPSIZE:40 x 30 mm
ARTWORK: Cecil Beaton / Peter Grugeon / John Swannell

On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria ruled for precisely 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. Upon the death of her father King George VI in the early hours of 6 February 1952, Princess Elizabeth, aged 25, acceded the throne. She reaches the landmark date in 2015 at the age of 89 and to many, her longevity is a great source of inspiration, strength and resolve. She has reigned with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, by her side, through the 20th century, the Millennium and into the 21st century. The Queen's popularity remains resolute to this day and millions of supporters and well-wishers all around the world have joined in her Royal Jubilee celebrations.

47p - The Coronation Portrait by Cecil Beaton - 1953
57p - The Silver Jubilee by Peter Grugeon - 1977
71p - The Golden Jubilee by John Swannell - 2002
£1.25 - The Diamond Jubilee by John Swannell - 2012

Stamp images thanks to Jersey Post

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