Prince George Gets His Own NZ Post Stamp
For the first time in its 170-year history, New Zealand Post is issuing a stamp to celebrate a Royal birth, that of Prince George of Cambridge. While Royal children have featured on several New Zealand Post stamp issues, there has never before been a commemorative issue to mark a birth.
Prince George will feature along with his parents Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, features in a set of photos taken outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London a day after the 22 July birth.
“Prince George’s birth was a global event and there was huge excitement in New Zealand about his arrival, so it’s only fitting he gets his own stamp,” New Zealand Post spokesman Simon Allison said.
“The Queen and the Duke and Duchess have personally okayed the images and we’re glad they agree with our choice of stunning photos which show an immensely proud Royal mum and dad and the baby Prince,” Allison said.
Stamps are available on 11 September.