The official photo was released by the Royal Court today, on the eve of Elizabeth's birthday. In his first ever official photo, the son of Kate Middleton and Prince William is diligently standing on a special stand that looks like a stack of books, slightly turning to his dad and holding his hand for confidence.
To make this general portrait of 4 generations of the monarchist family, the photographer had to work hard: the photo session with trial shots, finding the right angles and other things took two whole hours. And all in order to make just one shot. And still it was necessary to somehow pacify the energy of little George, who did not want to do such a boring thing as posing. Each person had to be proportional to the rest and fit well into the stamp format for 1st class mail. For Prince George, this will be his first name stamp in his life, but certainly not the last.
The commemorative stamp block will start selling from April 21st for just £ 2.56 (the usual price for this kind of postage stamps). However, there is little chance that these stamps will be taken out of the block and canceled. Most likely, the blocks will go to collectors. Indeed, despite the fact that quite a few stamps with the royal family have been issued over the years of Elizabeth's life, the British monarch is celebrating his 90th birthday for the first time.
On the occasion of the anniversary, to the delight of philatelists, a series of stamps with Elizabeth II have already been issued, which seem to tell the Queen's 90-year history. But the Royal Court left the announcement of this block "for sweet purposes".
Photo: Archives of press services
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