A law is set to be passed guaranteeing that UK stamps will continue to feature the Queen's head - even if Royal Mail enters foreign hands.
At present, there is no legal obligation to show the monarch's image, although Royal Mail has always done so.
Postal Affairs Minister Ed Davey said any potential buyer would have to be "mad" to drop it, but the new law would provide a "safeguard" just in case.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
You take away our post office but the Queen stays.
We can all sleep a little bit easier tonight: