Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
UNITED KINGDOM

THE QUEEN VISITS THE ROYAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY

On November 26, 2019, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited The Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) to open a new building in the City of London on its 150th Anniversary.

The Royal Philatelic Society London is the oldest philatelic Society in the world, established 1869 as The Philatelic Society, London.

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Queen Elizabeth II was welcomed by Richard Stock, President of the Royal Philatelic society.

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For the royal engagemet Her Majesty wore green coat with matching dress and hat by Angela Kelly, diamond and pearl stud earrings, classic three strand pearl necklace, round emerald and diamond brooch, and Launer bag.

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Queen Elizabeth II, who is the current patron of the Society, unveiled a plaque to inaugurate the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic Society.

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Afterwards, The Queen met young philatelists, architects of the new building, administration staff and supporters of the society.

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Her Majesty also saw displays of various different stamps, newspapers and books.

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Queen Elizabeth II was shown stamps of previous British monarchs.

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Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items. The society aims to promote the science and practice of the study of stamps, as well as maintain collections of stamps.

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The Queen was shown documents during her visit.

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Among some of the artefacts Her Majesty was shown were letters written by her grandfather King George VI, who was a notable stamp collector.

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Before leaving, Queen Elizabeth II signed the “Sesquicentenary History” book.

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In the archive image below The Queen visited the Society 50 years ago and viewed its collection. King George V’s personal stamp collection forms the foundation of what is today The Royal Philately Collection.



On the day The Queen visited The Royal Philatelic Society, The Royal Family shared archive photographs featuring members of The Royal Family.



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