Queen Elizabeth celebrates stamp collector society’s 150th anniversary with a grin
Queen Elizabeth was in her element as she visited the Royal Philatelic Society to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Philately is the study of stamps, postal history and other related items. The Royal Philatelic Society, according to this Instagram post by The Royal Family, aims to “promote the science and practice of the study of stamps as well as maintain collections of stamps”.
The Queen is an avid stamp collector herself, as she has a collection that’s estimated to be worth AUD $189,291,500 NZD $199,885,605 and had a huge grin on her face as she was shown around the new building.
Her stamp collection, according to Telegraph UK includes a rare Mauritian stamp valued at AUD $3.7 million NZD $3.9 million and the stamp went on display for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.
She opened a new headquarters for the society, which is the oldest in the world. The Queen also met with architects, administration staff, supporters and young collectors who are busy working hard to keep the tradition of stamps alive.
The nearly 93-year-old wore an eye catching sea blue coat dress with contrasting navy velvet trip by her personal dressmaker Angela Kelly. The look was accompanied with a matching hat.
Angela Kelly has revealed a number of secrets from her 20 years of working with The Queen and is the first tell-all book to be sanctioned by her Majesty. The book is titled The Other Side Of The Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.
Scroll through the gallery to see the Queen enjoy herself at the Royal Philatelic Society.
Photo credits: Instagram theroyalfamily
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