Royal Mail unveils decorated postboxes to celebrate coronation

The new-look postbox can be found on Edinburgh's Royal Mile - one of four across the UK marking the occaison.

Royal Mail unveils decorated postbox in Edinburgh to celebrate coronation SWNS

Royal Mail has unveiled a specially decorated postbox in Edinburgh to mark the coronation – one of four across the UK.

The box, displaying the occasion’s official emblem, can be found on the Royal Mile in the capital, with others found in Westminster, central London; Cardiff and Hillsborough, Northern Ireland.

The Westminster postbox is situated close to Westminster Abbey, where the coronation will take place on Saturday.

Royal Mail is also commemorating the coronation with four new stamps, depicting the King being crowned and celebrating the multi-faith and biodiversity causes Charles has made his life’s work.

New postbox on Edinburgh's Royal Mile features coronation emblem

The set is based on newly-commissioned wood engravings by artist Andrew Davidson, and one imagines St Edward’s Crown being lowered on to Charles’s head by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the moment of coronation.

Royal Mail is also applying for a special postmark to be stamped on letters in honour of the royal occasion.

It will read: “Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla 6 May 2023”, and run from April 28 until May 10.

David Gold, director of external affairs and policy at Royal Mail, said: “The coronation of their majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla is a momentous occasion and one that will be celebrated across UK.

“We are proud to mark such a historic event and to offer our warmest congratulations to the King and Queen.”

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