Indian princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh on Tuesday was honoured by the Royal Mail of the UK, which marked the centenary of the suffragette with 8 special stamps.
Suffragettes were members of women’s organisations in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the ‘franchise’ or the right to vote in public elections, to women.
Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh, daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh, is the only woman, who has one among the 8 stamps to herself.
In the picture she is “selling copies of the WSPU newspaper The Suffragette in April 1913. A member of the Women’s Tax Resistance League, (whose official motto was ‘No Taxation Without Representation’), the princess appeared in court on several occasions after refusing to pay taxes.”
The stamps feature original photographs of campaigning in the decade before the right to vote was passed with the 1918 Representation of the People Act.