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Prince Philip’s life remembered in four new stamps from Royal Mail

The black and white stamp set will be launched on June 24 to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh’s life (Picture: Royal Mail / PA)

Four new stamps are set to be issued next month in memory of Prince Philip.

The Royal Mail is launching the black and white set on June 24 to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh’s life, after his death last month at the age of 99.

The first stamp shows a portrait of the Prince as a young man taken by the photographer Baron.

The second is a picture of Philip attending the passing out parade of his son, Prince Andrew the Duke of York, at Dartmouth Naval College in Devon.

Another stamp is of Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, while the last and most recent image is a portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill.

Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: ‘Throughout adulthood, the Duke of Edinburgh dedicated himself to the service of this country, the Commonwealth and to the many causes he was involved with.

‘For more than seven decades he was at the centre of our national life.

‘His passing is a key moment in our history which we mark with this set of commemorative stamps.’

Duke of Edinburgh remembered in royal stamps

There will be four stamps in the set, which cost £6.65 (Picture: Royal Mail / PA)

The four stamps are presented in a miniature sheet at a cost of £6.65.

It comes after earlier this month Prince Philip’s death certificate revealed he died of old age.

Buckingham Palace announced the Duke of Edinburgh passed away ‘peacefully’ at Windsor Castle on April 9, without revealing more details.

Now the Telegraph reports it has obtained Philip’s death certificate, which was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, the head of the royal medical household.

But the head of the royal medical household Sir Huw Thomas identified no disease or injury that could have contributed to the Duke’s death, according to The Telegraph which had seen the certificate.

It includes no mention of the pre-existing condition which saw the Prince undergo heart surgery weeks before his death.

Doctors can list old age as a cause of death if their patient is over 80 and they observed a gradual decline.

Philip spent a month at King Edward VII Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, his longest ever stay, earlier this year. He initially received care for an infection but then had an operation afterwards.

The Duke was then reunited with the Queen at Windsor Castle, where they spent his last days together.

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