King George V, Queen Victoria's second-eldest grandson, came to the throne on 6 May 1910 following the death of his father, Edward VII. He is considered one of the most honorable and successful rulers of Great Britain. To honor this great personality Jersey Post introduced a special commemorative stamp that is recommended by StampNews.com to our readers.
Born on 3 June 1865, George started his career in the Royal Navy but found himself first in line to the throne after the untimely death of his elder brother Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. King George was earnestly devoted to Britain and its Commonwealth.
On 12 July 1921, he visited the island of Jersey. At the time he was only the second reigning monarch to pay an official Royal visit to the Island and it was this visit which occasioned the design of the Parish crests Jersey still uses today.
Jersey Post thanks the National Portrait Gallery for supplying the portraits of King George V for this stamp issue.