The Royal Mail has announced that four stamps that feature portraits of Queen Elizabeth II will be released in her memory.

The stamps have been approved by King Charles III and will go on sale from November 10, featuring images of the late monarch throughout the years.

A photo taken by  Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the Queen’s accession and coronation will feature on a second-class stamp. 

Whilst the first class stamps will have a photo taken n by Cecil Beaton in 1968 in which the monarch is standing in her admiral’s cloak with her head tilted to the left.

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Yousuf Karsh's November 1984 portrait of Her Majesty will appear on £1.85 stamps.

£2.55 stamps will have a photo of the Queen attending a banquet at Prague Castle during her visit to the Czech Republic by Tim Graham in 1996.

The four stamps had originally been released in the Golden Jubilee stamp issue in 2002 and were approved by the late Queen for the issue that year.

Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: “For the past 70 years every British stamp has been personally approved by Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

“Today we are unveiling these stamps, the first to be approved by His Majesty The King, in tribute to a woman whose commitment to public service and duty was unparalleled in the history of this country.”

A presentation pack of all four stamps will retail at £6.95 and is available to pre-order via the Royal Mail’s website.