New Royal Mail stamps celebrate the history of Buckingham Palace

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The Royal Mail has today released a special 10-stamp set picturing the famous London palace

Britain magazine

Two great British icons have joined forces to unveil a new collection of stamps today.

The Royal Mail has issued 10-stamps which feature different images of Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s official residence in London. The stamps display the artwork of watercolour painter Chris Draper who was commissioned for the project.

There are six 1st class stamps which showcase the exterior of the palace throughout the years and four miniature 1st class stamps with interior images.

The interiors displayed are The Throne Room, The Blue Drawing Room, The Grand Staircase and The Green Drawing Room.

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Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail spokesperson, said: “This stamp issue illustrates the development of Buckingham Palace from the private house built by the Duke of Buckingham 300 years ago to one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

“Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognised landmarks in the UK and is a source of pride to the nation; it forms a huge part of our heritage, so it’s fitting Royal Mail has been able to dedicate a stamp issue to this most famous of addresses.”

Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the British sovereign since 1837 when Queen Victoria settled there. The palace has 775 rooms and is a great attraction for those visiting London, often hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family. It is a true working palace and functions as the administrative headquarters of the British Monarchy.

The stamps are available from the Royal Mail website, in Post Offices or by calling 08457 641 641.

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