New stamps to mark royal bicentenaries of Victoria and Albert

A new set of stamps is being issued to mark the bicentenaries of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert.

Royal Mail new stamps
Royal Mail new stamps

Six of the stamps chart Victoria’s life from the age of 11, including an image of her with Benjamin Disraeli.

Four other stamps celebrate the legacy of Albert, featuring images of the Royal Albert Hall and Balmoral Castle.

Royal Mail new stamps
Royal Mail new stamps

Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: “Queen Victoria was just 18 when she became Queen, and her reign lasted to the dawn of the 20th century.

“Prince Albert was determined his adopted country should be at the forefront of science and art education.

“Our new stamps celebrate their rich legacy.”