If monarchy stands for anything, it is continuity and stability. And this superb image, captured in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace reinforces that. Ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday tomorrow, the Royal Mail has released the historic image which will go on to make four unique postage stamps to mark the celebration. Perched proudly on a pile of foam blocks, but holding daddy's hand just in case, Prince George poses alongside his father, his grandfather - and the great-grandmother whose face has appeared on more stamps than anyone in history.
He has been raised up a foot to ensure all the principals were at roughly the same height and spaced evenly apart so as to fit neatly inside its own perforated outline on each sheet of four stamps, which will sell for £2.56 - the regular price of four First Class stamps. According to royal aides, George was 'as good as gold' during the shoot, which lasted around 25 minutes. We have regularly seen stamps marking important royal birthdays but few have been quite as eye-catching as this collection, partly because a British monarch has never celebrated a 90th birthday before.
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