The year 2012 will go down in history making the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, her reign of 60 years for the British monarch. The Diamond Jubilee of the Queen is the international celebration throughout 2012 marking 60th anniversary of her accession to the thrones of seven countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. She is today queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, 12 of which were British colonies or Dominions at the start of her reign. The Papua New Guinea Post joined the international community in celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee by releasing these set of stamps to commemorate the event.
The stamp set features: Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales (25t), Prince of Wales Commander & Chief (50t), Queen Elisabeth II & Prince Philip of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall (K1.00), Prince of Wales, 1975 (K1.20), Queen Elisabeth II & Prince of Wales (K6.00)
The souvenir sheer represents Queen Elisabeth II with her vice-regal representatives of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, in order of sequence from 1975 to 2012.