Published on December 20th, 2018 | by Sam Rose
Merry Christmas and Some 2018 Highlights!
From everyone here at Post Office Shop, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2018 has certainly been yet another eventful year, with all manner of important events and new milestones being reached. For our final article of 2018, we thought we’d highlight five of the most significant moments we’ve covered throughout the year. Merry Christmas and enjoy!
100 Years of The RAF
In March, we celebrated 100 years since the formation of The RAF (Royal Air Force). As a military unit, the RAF has become a major part of the British Armed Forces that has helped to defend the UK for a century. To mark the occasion, the UK held a series of events and activities which took place across the country up until the end of November.
The Royal Wedding
Who could forget the wonder and beauty of the Royal Wedding in May! The magical occasion saw the marriage between the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle take place on the idyllic grounds of Windsor Castle inside St. Georges Chapel. It was attended by those in their hundreds and kept millions glued to their television screens as both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged their vows.
England Reach The World Cup Semi-Finals
Perhaps considered as the biggest sporting shock of the summer came in July, when the England National Football Team beat some fierce competition in order to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup! The World Cup itself contained several dramatic moments for the England National Football Team including a nail-biting last gasp penalty shootout with Colombia in the Round of 16 before heroically bowing out in a loss to Croatia in the tournament semi-finals.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Royal Baby
After the splendor of their Royal Wedding in May, the Royal Couple were only too delighted to be able to announce that a Royal Baby was on the way too! Due in the Spring next year, both Harry and Meghan shared their wonderful news as the couple also toured Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. It was their very first tour to take place outside of the UK and Ireland.
Prince Charles Celebrates His 70th Birthday
Towards the end of this year marked another important celebration in the 70th Birthday of Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales has played a monumental role in becoming an ambassador to the Monarchy within the United Kingdom and is now the longest serving Heir Apparent in history. These incredible milestones and more were documented in a BBC programme earlier last month and in a special stamp issue too!