Australian stamps marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest-reigning British monarch in history.
Her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, previously held this honour, reigning for 63 years and 216 days.
The stamps in this issue celebrate the Queen’s reign through formal portraits taken by leading British society photographers.
Queen Elizabeth II longest reigning monarch
Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, following the death of her father.
She was just 25 years of age. The coronation of the Queen took place more than a year later, on 2 June 1953, at which she was formally crowned Queen of the United Kingdom.
Presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the coronation ceremony remains in essence unchanged since the Norman Conquest of 1066: arriving at Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach, the new Queen then swore the coronation oath before being anointed, blessed and consecrated by the archbishop.
Her coronation was celebrated in the streets of London by thousands upon thousands of both Britons and tourists.
Title: Australian stamps marks Long Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Date of Issue: 9 September 2015
Denominations: 70c x 3, $2.75 x 2
Source: Australia post