Published on May 18th, 2018 | by Jasmine Evans
Win Royal Wedding Competition Prizes
The countdown is almost over for the most anticipated wedding of the year – the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Royal Wedding ceremony will be held on Saturday 19th May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and conducted by the Dean of Windsor at midday. Hundreds will attend the event, and thousands will watch on television which will be exclusively broadcast by Sky News and Sky 1 from 9am to 3pm.
The groom, Prince Harry, is a member of the British Royal Family, and the bride, Meghan Markle, is an American Actress. She was already an established celebrity in the US and had even been married before, when Prince Harry broke British Royal tradition and asked Meghan Markle to marry him in 2017. However, it’s not just on this occasion where members of the Royal Family have broken tradition and married ‘commoners’. As a result, Meghan Markle is set to join an elite group of American actresses who have become royals, from Rita Hayworth to Grace Kelly.
In 1949, American actress Rita Hayworth married Italian-born Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan, after already being married twice. The couple were married for two years before Hayworth filed for a divorce. Although they had a short marriage, the couple went on to have a daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan.
Similarly, and more famously, Grace Kelly also married a Prince. However, she remained married to him up until her death in 1982. The American actress married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, and after Grace’s death, he refused to remarry. Whoever said romance was dead?
If you can think of any American actresses that married into royalty, why not tweet it using the hashtag #flashbackfriday.
To celebrate the Royal Wedding of 2018, the Post Office Shop have launched a Royal Wedding Competition. You now have the chance to win a selection of Royal Family Collectables for free.
1st Prize £97.17 Total
The Queen’s Royal Portraits Framed Print and Stamp Set is the perfect keepsake for the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.
Issued on the Queen’s birthday, this miniature sheet of stamps celebrated four of the grandest rooms in Buckingham Palace – the Throne Room, Blue Drawing Room, Grand Staircase, and Green Drawing Room.
On 2nd May 2015, Princess Charlotte was welcomed to the world. What a better way to remember the birth of the second child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, than with the Princess Charlotte Gold Plated Commemorative Medal? This pure 24-carat gold plated coin has a strict worldwide edition limit of just 4,950 and is displayed in a black presentation case with a certificate of authenticity – the perfect collectable item.
A highly informative book for the discerning stamp collector, the George V and the GPO: Stamps, Conflict and Creativity Book takes a close look at the stamps of George V.
The Long to Reign Over Us Miniature Sheet First Day Cover celebrates the reign of Queen Elizabeth II alongside her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned before her.
3rd Prize £38.78 Total
- Buckingham Palace Miniature Sheet First Day Cover BC506M
- The Royal Birth of Prince George Stamps First Day Cover BCE17A
The Royal Birth of Prince George Stamps First Day Cover is a beautiful way to commemorate the birth of the heir to the throne, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This stamps momentum features a lovely illustration of the Royal couple in the centre and is also postmarked with the date of the royal baby’s birth.
Each prize is part of a unique collection of Royalty memorabilia marking significant events and anniversaries in the Monarchy’s rich history. All Collectibles are available with next working day delivery at the Post Office Shop.
To be in with a chance of winning a prize worth up to £97.17, you simply need to enter your name and email address into the box shown below and you will be automatically entered into the Royal Wedding Competition.
There will be 3 winners drawn on Monday 4th June. Competition winners will be contacted by email to claim their prize.