Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is honoured to recognise this historic event with a set of twelve stamps, featuring images of HM King Charles III and HM Queen Consort Camilla alongside portraits of the King and his cypher, to be issued on Monday 3rd April 2023.
HM King Charles III, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh’s four children, ascended to the throne as King, on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on the 8th September, 2022. King Charles will be crowned in the official coronation ceremony on 6th May 2023, in a service to be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey, in keeping with previous coronations over the last 900 years.
Four of each of the twelve stamps are valued at 80p, £1.28 and £1.82 and feature images of HM King Charles III and HM Queen Consort Camilla from ceremonial occasions and less formal social events. The collection also features portraits of the then Prince of Wales and the cypher of King Charles which was designed by the College of Arms. The collection has been designed by regular collaborator Glazier Design and is available as a Stamp Set, Sheet Set, limited edition Presentation Pack, limited edition First Day Cover. Also available will be a Coronation Day Cover, Commemorative Sheet, Coronation Coin PNC and Coronation Collection which will tell the story of the Coronation Day with images and insightful text written by international best-selling author and award-winning journalist Robert Jobson. All products including detailed descriptions can be found by visiting www.iompost.com/CharlesAccession.
Stamps and Coins General Manager Maxine Cannon said: ‘Isle of Man Post Office is honoured to issue this special postal tribute to mark the historic occasion of His Majesty King Charles III accession to the throne with HM Queen Consort Camilla by his side. We believe these to be the first stamps to feature HM Queen Consort Camilla which have been approved by the King.
‘In bringing this collection together we are thrilled to be working with Robert Jobson, whose latest book, Our King - Charles III: The Man and The Monarch Revealed, is due for release ahead of the Coronation.’
Award-winning Journalist and New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author Robert Jobson said: ‘The Accession postal tribute from the Isle of Man Post Office is a very fitting range of images which encompass perfectly the personality of HM King Charles and HM Queen Consort Camilla in both their formal and more casual aspects of public life and service. This collection is the perfect memento to mark this historic occasion.’
His Excellency Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer KCB DSO MBE said, ‘It is a most fitting tribute that Isle of Man Post Office has produced this wonderful set of stamps to commemorate the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Charles III, Lord of Mann. I join with the whole Island in marking His Majesty’s forthcoming Coronation on 6th May 2023, by extending our loyal greetings to His Majesty and Her Majesty Queen Camilla at the dawn of this new era.’
For more information, or to pre-order the stamps visit www.iompost.com/CharlesAccession