A CORONATION postbox has popped up in Edinburgh ahead of the ceremony in London next week. 

Royal Mail unveiled the red, white and blue postbox on the Royal Mile, with three identical counterparts in Westminster, London, Cardiff, Wales, and Hillsborough, Northern Ireland.

The Westminster postbox is situated close to Westminster Abbey where the coronation will take place on Saturday.

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Royal Mail is also commemorating the coronation with four new stamps that will depict the King being crowned.

The set is based on newly-commissioned wood engravings by artist Andrew Davidson.

One of the stamps depicts St Edward’s Crown being lowered onto Charles’s head by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the moment of coronation.

The National: The postbox was specially designed for the coronationThe postbox was specially designed for the coronation (Image: PA)

Royal Mail is also applying for a special postmark to be stamped on letters in honour of the occasion.

It will read: “Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla 6 May 2023”, and run from April 28 until May 10.

David Gold, director of external affairs and policy at Royal Mail, said: “The coronation of their majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla is a momentous occasion and one that will be celebrated across UK.

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“We are proud to mark such a historic event and to offer our warmest congratulations to the King and Queen.”

Lucy Frazer, Culture Secretary, said: “The coronation of Charles III is going to be a huge historic moment for the UK and one that will be celebrated with a weekend packed with different ways for people to get involved.

“Our postboxes are recognised the world over as an iconic symbol of Britain and these four iconic unique coronation postboxes will leave a lasting royal legacy in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Royal Hillsborough.”