Wills and Kate get Royal stamp of approval
Royal Mail has given its stamp of approval to Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton by releasing commemorative stamps to celebrate the event. The pair will be wed at Westminster Abbey in London, tomorrow (29 April).
Available at all Post Office branches across the UK and online, the stamps have already been subject to high demand.
The stamps feature the two official engagement portraits taken by the world renowned photographer, Mario Testino. As with all Royal Mail’s commemorative stamps, The Queen has given final approval for their issue, with Prince William also involved in the approval of these stamps.
Stephen Agar from Royal Mail said: “It is a great honour to commemorate this very special event through this set of stamps, As the nation gets set to celebrate we are proud to be able to offer this everlasting reminder of such a historic occasion.”
This is the third time Prince William has appeared on a Royal Mail stamp. The Prince featured on a sheet of stamps to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday on 4th August 2000. In 2003, The Prince became the first member of the Royal Family to have a set of stamps produced to celebrate their 21st birthday. The Prince’s wedding stamps will deliver another landmark as Prince William is the first of The Queen’s grandchildren to have their wedding commemorated on a set of stamps.
The last issue of Royal Mail stamps celebrating events in the life of the Royal Family was brought out to commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary in October 2007.