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Stamp released marking coronation of King Charles

The Coronation of King Charles III stamp issue (Image supplied)

A commemorative stamp to mark the Coronation of King Charles III has been released.

The Bermuda Post Office’s Philatelic Bureau announced the release of the $35 stamp which is the first to be issued within the Commonwealth or the overseas territories.

It is the highest denomination of any stamp depicting King Charles III to date.

A spokeswoman for the Bermuda Post Office said: “The Bermuda Post Office notes that in anticipation of HM King Charles III coronation in May, another special commemorative stamp will be released as part of the weekend of celebratory events.”

It was last month announced that there will be a public holiday on May 8 in honour of the Coronation.

The Coronation weekend will include the following events:

Saturday, May 6 (Coronation Day):

• Commemorative tree planting

• Opening of the Coronation Garden (Bermuda Botanical Gardens)

Sunday, May 7:

• 10am Service of Thanksgiving at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Pembroke.

Monday, May 8 (a public holiday):

• Children’s Reading Festival – Sponsored by the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport in partnership with the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc and the Department of Libraries and Archives.

It was announced in the Senate on Monday that Post Office rates will be going up.

Owen Darrell, the Senate Leader, told the Upper House during the Budget debate for the Cabinet Office that the Bermuda Post Office would request a rise in local postage rates from 50 to 60 cents.

He said there will be three new stamps issued in 2023-24 including the Coronation stamp. The other two stamps, themed “reflections” and “backyard birds”, will be issued in June and September respectively.

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Published March 24, 2023 at 7:47 am (Updated March 24, 2023 at 7:47 am)

Stamp released marking coronation of King Charles

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