Maxi FDC Queen ELIZABETH II FUNERAL, Windsor Castle - Entente Cordiale 1952-2022


UK22-5: Maxi FDC United Kingdom "State Funeral of Queen ELIZABETH II - Burial at Windsor Castle - 19th September 2022

ENTENTE CORDIALE France - United Kingdom / Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidents of the French Republic met during her 70-year reign (1952-2022)"

State visits to France by Her Majesty Queen ELIZABETH II and State visits to the United Kingdom by Presidents of the French Republic

- Paris, France 1957 : President René COTY

- London, United Kingdom 1960 : Général DE GAULLE

- Paris, France 1972 : President Georges POMPIDOU

- London, United Kingdom 1976 : President Valéry GISCARD D'ESTAING

- Paris, France 1992 : President François MITTERRAND

- London, United Kingdom 1996 and Paris, France 2004 : President Jacques CHIRAC

- London, United Kingdom 2008 : President Nicolas SARKOZY

-London, United Kingdom 2012 and Paris, France 2014 : President François HOLLANDE

- Portsmouth, United Kingdom 2019 : President Emmanuel MACRON (75 Years D-DAY)


- Postage UK "Set of 7 new barcoded low value stamps QUEEN ELIZABETH II"

- Postmarked London "Royal Mail - Castle of Windsor" 19 Sep. 2022 

- Mourning stamp (cinderella, label) "HM The Queen ELIZABETH II 1926-2022" + cancellation "Philately - European Parliament Strasbourg (France)”  on the back.

- Collector's Edition Envelope (A5 size) - Only 50 numbered copies issued

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Elizabeth II: with France, a very "Entente Cordiale" (1952-2022)

From René Coty to Emmanuel Macron, the sovereign had met nine Presidents of the Republic during her 70 year reign and thus strengthened a long-standing alliance.

London, September 19, 2022: State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

The coffin of Elizabeth II began its last journey in London on Monday for a grandiose funeral in the presence of dignitaries from around the world.

The coffin left the imposing catafalque on which it had been on display to the public day and night for five days, in the oldest chamber of parliament, Westminster Hall. Draped with the royal standard and surmounted by the imperial crown, carried by eight grenadiers of the Royal Household Guard in characteristic red tunics, it was placed on a gun carriage fired to the sound of bagpipes and drums by sailors from the Royal Navy, to Westminster Abbey where he arrived in procession, followed on foot by King Charles III and the royal family.

The coffin then left Westminster Abbey, followed by King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla and members of the Royal Family, again placed on a Royal Navy gun carriage for a historic procession, with great pomp, in the streets of central London, to Wellington Arch.

The hearse then left Wellington Arch for Windsor Castle where Elizabeth II will be buried privately in the George VI Memorial, an annex to the castle chapel, alongside her parents and Philip, who died in 2021.

A set of philatelic envelopes, designed by Historiaphil© (Philately Kiosk of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France) pays tribute to this figure in the History of Europe and the World. It was produced as a continuation of the collection of philatelic envelopes bearing witness since 1949 to the history of Europe and its institutions. Its edition is limited to only 50 numbered copies.

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