Royal Mail launched Tudor commemorative stamps at Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle has been chosen as a right royal location for the Welsh launch of Royal Mail's latest set of House of Tudor commemorative stamps today (Tuesday).

The imposing castle was considered the most fitting location to launch the stamps; it is the birthplace of Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty and father to the infamous Henry VIII.

Pembroke postman Vernon Phillips, 53, channelled his inner royal, taking on the regal role of Henry VII for a series of snaps outside the castle to celebrate the launch.

The new commemorative set features individual portraits of the six monarchs who ruled during one of the most famous historical periods, complemented with a four-stamp miniature sheet illustrating significant people and events from the period.

"Kings and Queens is one of the most significant series of stamps ever issued by Royal Mail," said Julietta Edgar, Head of Special Stamps at Royal Mail.

"Issued over four years, it will feature portraits of all Great Britain's monarchs across six centuries."

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