Thursday, March 31, 2011

The royal wedding stamps

The Britons are once again gearing for a royal wedding on 29th of April next month – this time it is Prince William who is being married to Kate Middleton. The stamp will be available for sale with effect from 21st April, eight days prior to the wedding. The issue date of stamps also coincides with the Queen's birthday.

This is the third time that Prince William will be appearing on the UK’s stamps. He earlier appeared on the eve of the Queen Mother's 100th birthday in 2000 and in 2003 when he celebrated his 21st birthday. He is also the first of the queen’s grandchildren to have a stamp issued on the eve his wedding.

The commemorative stamp sheet consists of two first class stamps and two 1.10 pound stamps, portraying the would-be couple in both formal and informal poses.

Beside the stamps, the Royal Mail will also put to sale a Souvenir Cover for £7.49, Presentation Pack for £3.65, First Day Cover for £4.22, Miniature Sheet for £3.12 and a Coin Cover for £17.50. The Coin Cover that includes a stamp of four stamps and a special coin of £ 5, a unique combination that will add to the interests of both stamp and coin collectors.