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The Princess Royal Commemorative Sheet

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AV047

On 13 June 1987, Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne received the title ‘Princess Royal’ from her mother, Queen Elizabeth II. It is a royal style that only a British monarch may bestow upon his or her eldest daughter and the title is retained for life. To mark the 30th  anniversary of this event and celebrate the life and work of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal a stamp sheet and associated information pack was issued on 13th June 2017 by Royal Mail. Alongside 10  First Class Union Flag stamps are images illustrating The Princess Royal’s family life, passions, sporting achievements and tireless work with numerous charities as well as with the Armed Forces  The fully illustrated pack inside covers her childhood, public and family life, sporting career, charitable work as well as her role as a UK Ambassador and in supporting Her Majesty The Queen.

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On 13 June 1987, Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne received the title ‘Princess Royal’ from her mother, Queen Elizabeth II. It is a royal style that only a British monarch may bestow upon his or her eldest daughter and the title is retained for life. To mark the 30th  anniversary of this event and celebrate the life and work of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal a stamp sheet and associated information pack was issued on 13th June 2017 by Royal Mail. Alongside 10  First Class Union Flag stamps are images illustrating The Princess Royal’s family life, passions, sporting achievements and tireless work with numerous charities as well as with the Armed Forces  The fully illustrated pack inside covers her childhood, public and family life, sporting career, charitable work as well as her role as a UK Ambassador and in supporting Her Majesty The Queen.

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, the second child and only daughter of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, was born at 11.50am on 15 August 1950 at Clarence House, her parents’ London home. She is tremendously hard-working and has one of the busiest working schedules of any member of the Royal Family, undertaking more than 500 engagements in the UK and overseas each year. To date, she is Patron or President of over 200 charities and involved in such diverse causes as Acid Survivors Trust International, Farms for City Children, The Firefighters Memorial Trust, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Riding for the Disabled Association, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, the Rowland Hill Fund, Sense International, the Spinal Injuries Association and Voluntary Service Overseas. She has also forged a strong association with the Armed Services in the UK and Commonwealth. Among her numerous military patronages, she is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Corps of Signals, the Royal Logistic Corps, the Royal Australian Corps, the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps and the Royal Canadian Medical Service. Her Royal Highness also holds the rank of Admiral as Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy.

 

The Princess Royal also embarks upon up to three overseas tours each year for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, representing the UK’s culture and interests abroad and attending important international events in a key ambassadorial role.

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