Monday, March 28, 2016

Isle of Man 2016
Long To Reign Over Us

ISSUE DATE: 6 February 2016
STAMP THEME: 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen
 STAMP SIZE: 40 x 40 mm
 PHOTO: Arthur Edwards

The Isle of Man Post Office presents the work of veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards in the year that Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday.

With a career spanning almost forty years, Arthur has travelled the world as The Sun newspaper's royal photographer, taking some of the most well-known and intimate pictures of the Queen and the royal family at numerous locations in more than 100 countries.

His incredible journey has seen him cover the Queen's Silver, Golden and Diamond jubilees, four royal weddings, the births of Princes William and Harry at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London and, three decades later, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the same hospital.

Arthur was born in 1940 and educated at St Bernard's Roman Catholic Grammar School, Stepney, London. His mother bought him his first camera, a Rolleiflex, for his 18th birthday after he told her that he wanted to be a photographer. In 2003 the Queen presented him with the prestigious MBE for outstanding service to newspapers.

Stamp images and description thanks to Isle of Man Post Office

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