Royal Mail today announced that the current image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth used on the Machin Definitive ‘everyday’ stamps will be updated to feature an image of His Majesty King Charles III. His Majesty will appear on new 1st and 2nd Class Definitive stamps, as well as all those of other values.
Special Stamps will also feature a silhouette of the King.
Royal Mail will reveal the image and timings of the new Definitive stamps
and the new silhouette in due course.
In line with guidance from the Royal Household, to minimise the environmental
and financial impact of the change of monarch, existing stocks of Definitive stamps t
hat feature The Late Queen and the Special Stamps which use her silhouette,
will be distributed and issued as planned. The launch dates of some of the
Special Stamps may change. Details will be made available at the appropriate time.
New stamps featuring King Charles will enter circulation once current stocks of
stamps are exhausted.
Royal Mail is also advising that stamps bearing the image of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II remain valid for use.
Royal MailSeptember 21, 2022