MARKING a major milestone in stamp history, a pack of new stamps are the first to use the silhouette of King Charles III ahead of his coronation.

In preparation for spring, the pack of 10 stamps feature some of the UK's favourite blooms as well as the King's silhouette.

The colourful stamps come with a photo of the flower as well as their common name.

The flowers used for the new set include: 

  • Sweet pea
  • Iris
  • Lily
  • Sunflower
  • Fuchsia
  • Tulip
  • Peony
  • Nasturtium
  • Rose
  • Dahlia

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David Gold, director of external affairs and policy, Royal Mail, said: “Britain is a nation of gardeners, and a love of flowers runs deep in our collective consciousness.

"His Majesty is known to be a passionate gardener and we are delighted that the first Special Stamps to feature his silhouette should be a celebration of some of the most popular flowers in British gardens”.

For the floral stamp arrangement Royal Mail worked with gardening writer Naomi Slade.

The creation of the King's silhouette came about through a collaboration between Royal Mail's head of design and editorial Marcus James, illustrator Andrew Davidson, and Ian Chivers from design agency Atelier Works.

The project group worked to create a likeness of His Majesty and ensured it was suitable for a stamp size.

The Flowers Special Stamps can be pre-ordered online now by visiting: or by calling 03457 641 641.

A Presentation Pack including all 10 stamps in the set will be available to purchase from March 23 for £10.40.