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100 years of women suffrage: Indian princess on Royal Mail stamp

By Chennabasaveshwar
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The Royal Mail of the UK has released special stamps to commemorate a century of votes for women. Princess Sophia Duleep Singh is featured on the special stamp. The event marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 where for the first time women won the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

100 years of women suffrage: Indian princess on Royal Mail stamp

Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh, (August 8 1876-August 22 1948), the daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh, is the only woman, who has one among the eight stamps to herself.

These stamps issued tell the story of those whose ceaseless determination led to the vote being finally granted to women over the age of 30 in February 1918.

Norfolk County Council tweeted, "Great to see Princess Sophia Duleep Singh featured on the latest batch of Royal Mail Stamps, announced today. A prominent Norfolk women's rights campaigner marked on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918."

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