Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gibraltar Postage Stamps Celebrate
Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

First Day of Issue: February 28, 2013 - Gibraltar

Gibraltar has issued a set of four postage stamps and a miniature sheet with one postage stamp celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the ceremony in which the newly ascended monarch, Elizabeth II, was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan, as well as taking on the role of Head of the Commonwealth.

The coronation, however, was held more than a year after the accession, on 2 June 1953; this followed the long standing tradition that a joyous festival such as a coronation was inappropriate during the period of mourning that followed the death of the preceding sovereign.

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