Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Queen's Birthday Stamps issued

Her Majesty’s actual birthday is on 21st April, but this year's Queen's Birthday stamp was issued today.

The Queen's stay in Australia in March 2006 coincided with Commonwealth Day, which is held annually on the second Monday of March.

Traditionally, the Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, attends the multi-faith Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, from where her message is broadcast across the globe.

In 2006 she delivered her address from St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney, where she is shown in the stamp image following the observance.

At St. Andrew’s she spoke about the pressing need to address issues of health and vitality for all within communities across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Issue date: 6th April 2010

FDI withdrawal date: 4th May 2010

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