Elizabeth's engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was announced by King George VI in Buckingham Palace 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, who 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.
The stamps and miniature sheet feature official photographs of the Royal Engagement in 1947, Royal Wedding in 1947, Silver Anniversary in 1972 and Ruby Anniversary in 1987. A limited edition folder (1000 released) is available.
The Special Folder is a flagship product that includes the stamps, miniature sheet and collector sheetlets professionally mounted inside together with superb images and extracts from speeches of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh reminiscing on their married life.
Issue Date: 28th February 2007