Issue Date: 24/05/2019
Issue Name: Queen Victoria - The Legacy of Prince Albert Stamps Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
We mark two significant bicentenaries in 2019 –the birth of both Queen Victoria and that of her husband Prince Albert. Queen Victoria’s reign was the second longest in British royal history and the era named after her saw dramatic social, political and economic change. We mark this anniversary with the accompanying miniature sheet stamps that celebrate the legacy of Prince Albert.
This stamps focus on the architectural legacy of Prince Albert. The stamps (which we have torn from the miniature sheet) feature: Royal Albert Hall, Model Lounge in Kensington, Balmoral Castle and The New Crystal Palace. It has a stunning image of The Crystal Palace during the Great Exhibition in 1861 along with our Victoria and Albert Windsor postmark. It is available signed by author of the novel Victoria, Daisy Goodwin.
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born on 26th August 1819 in Coburg. He was Victoria’s first cousin (the son of her Mother’s brother).
The pair first met in 1836, when Albert travelled to London for Princess Victoria’s 17th birthday. In the years that followed, Albert wrote to Victoria many times. He visited in the autumn of 1839 and, five days after his arrival at Windsor, Victoria proposed, as custom dictated. Victoria’s intention to marry was declared formally to the Privy Council on 23rd November, and they married on 10th February 1840 at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
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Daisy Georgia Goodwin is an English writer and television producer. She has published several novels and eight anthologies of poetry.