National Geographic : 1981 Jul
Available by Advance Subscription Only Subscription rolls will close forever on July 29, 1981 Y ocus of faith, witness to the march of history, the great cathedral of St. Paul in London is a living symbol of the greatness of Britain. On July 29, 1981, the eyes of the entire world - including the Commonwealth of Nations on which the sun never sets - will be focused on this site for the historic wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the Lady Diana Spencer, descendant of King Charles II. Nearly fifteen centuries and fifty-four generations separate the Royal Couple from England's first monarchs. Yet, on their wedding day, Prince Charles and his bride, like every Royal Couple before them, will forge a new link in the continuity of the Throne. There may not be another event of this grandeur for generations. Surely, The Royal Wedding is an occasion which you, your children, even your grandchildren will want to remember always. A PHILATELIC CELEBRATION OF THE ROYAL WEDDING In honor of the wedding of Britain's future monarch and his future queen, more than fifty members of the Commonwealth will join together to preserve the pageantry and tradition of the grand celebration in an international series of stamps. From elegant floral bouquets . . . to royal yachts and portraits of the entire Royal Family ... the panorama of stamps will honor The Royal Wedding with topics as historic as the Commonwealth countries themselves. Of special interest, many of these beautiful stamps are being issued in their country's highest stamp values, making the total collection a significant philatelic tribute to The Royal Wedding and one of genuine value.