Prince George Receives His First Royal Mail Stamp and It's Precious

Celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday

By Kendall Fisher Apr 20, 2016 2:45 AMTags
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In honor of Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday Thursday, April 21, a new batch of special Royal mail stamps have been released. However, while the stamps were created to celebrate the Queen, there's a much younger Royal who's taken the spotlight...

Little Prince George was also featured as a part of the new batch of stamps, marking his very first Royal stamp, and we simply can't get over his precious, cherubic face.

Posing beside his father in a white shirt with blue shorts and socks, he stands atop a box for the photo, putting on a contagious smile from ear to ear.

E! News obtained a statement from Royal Mail, which explained that the photo was taken in the summer of 2015 and noted  the reason photographer Ranald Mackechnie had to place Prince George on the box. "For both aesthetic and technical reasons Prince George couldn't be positioned much lower within the photograph. The position of each portrait within the miniature sheet was critical due to tight technical constraints."

The statement also describes the other special stamps: "The six Special Stamps celebrate HRH The Queen's birthday with three stamps focusing on Her Majesty's family life, and three honoring The Queen's official role.

"The family stamps include an image of The Queen with her children, the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne. A stamp with the Duke of Edinburgh marks their long partnership. This is also the first time Royal Mail has issued a stamp featuring The Queen with her father."

Ranald Mackechnie / Kensington Palace

The statement continues, "The three remaining stamps mark The Queen's official duties: as Head of State for the opening of Parliament; as Head of the Commonwealth where she is depicted with Nelson Mandela; and on a state visit to New Zealand. The images represent more than 100 state visits made worldwide by Her Majesty since her accession."

On Wednesday, the Queen visited the Royal Mail Windsor delivery office to celebrate the special stamps as well as help ring in the 500th anniversary of the postal service.

The new Royal stamps are available for purchase online.