Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II 85th Birthday Celebrated on Postage Stamps

Australia Post has released a set of postage stamps honoring the 85th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Issued on April 5, the stamps were designed by Lunette Traynor in denominations of 60 cents and $2.20.

Queen Elizabeth II was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 in Mayfair, London, and celebrates her 85th birthday this year. Christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the Queen was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Following tradition, the official Monarch's birthday is celebrated in Australia every year in . . .

Full story at: Australia Post

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