Royal wedding stamps to be released next week

| 29/07/2011

(CNS): Philatelists can now ready themselves for the much-anticipated stamp release from the Cayman Islands Postal Service of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which is set for 4 August. The commemorative issue simply titled, “Royal Wedding”, includes four stamps — 25¢; 75¢; 80¢ and $2. Each stamp highlights a part of the wedding. The 25¢ depicts the first kiss; the 75¢ shows the carriage ride back to Buckingham Palace; the 80¢ has the happy couple exiting Westminster Abbey after the ceremony, and the $2 stamp shows the father of the bride escorting her down the aisle. The Royal Wedding, which took place on 29 April in Westminster Abbey, enthralled most of the world, a release from the CIPS said. 

The wedding was a thrilling display of British pageantry that attracted a huge worldwide audience. Not only did crowds line the streets of London, but hundreds of millions of people are said to have watched the marriage of Prince William and the newly anointed Duchess of Cambridge.

It was no different in the Cayman Islands, as royal revelers hosted pajamas parties to watch the wedding.

Street parties across the UK left little doubt that much of the British public wanted to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The guest list, estimated at 1,900 people, included foreign royals, dignitaries and celebrities, who gathered first at Westminster Abbey, followed by members of the Royal Family. At 10:10 a.m., Prince William, accompanied by his best man, Prince Harry, left Clarence House for the Abbey. A short 50 minutes later, Catherine left The Goring Hotel with her father and that was the much-anticipated, first glimpse of her wedding dress.

Cayman Islands Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said from the moment Prince William and Catherine Middleton announced their engagement, they seemed to catch the imagination of the world. “From the beginning, it seemed that most of the world wanted to celebrate the occasion with the Royal Couple,” she noted.

“While I know there has been a four-month lapse between the wedding and this stamp issue, there were numerous official approvals to go through, including from the Royal Couple themselves,” she explained. 

“We hope that our stamp release will satisfy our royal collectors and those who want a souvenir of the happy occasion. The images are colourful and capture key aspects of the wedding.”

The Royal Wedding stamps go on sale at all post offices on Thursday, 4 August. For big orders it may be best to stop by Philatelic Bureau in Seven Mile Beach Post – West Shore Plaza or the General Post Office.

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  1. Melissa Skidmore says:

    This wedding is the wedding of the century. Elegant ,Simple, wedding which the entire worlds focus on to. Thank you for posting , nice post  keepit up.

  2. Sheri says:

    This is great. I real like this pair . They does seem like they in deep love. Is so nice to see. Thank you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ohhhhh, Mr "Leave Us Alone" will love these!

  4. apprentice says:

    Nah!  never liked the two-second dry kiss with the closed eyes and sh%t. To me his kiss was too plastic and artificial. If you love a woman, you grab hold of the ting with ya arms, brace up her body  and breat against your body, and you give her one look into her beautiful eyes, bite her lips, give her a hickey and one french kiss of her life!  You then you lock ya tongue with her tongue so gently.  For God sake man… he needs to visit Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico!!!  In the Caribbean we don't mess around and play with food!!!

    But stamp looks great.

  5. Whodatis says:

    So we release elite military units to dispose of modern day terrorists via powerful headshots, but we continue to celebrate and memorialize the legacy of some of the most callous, heartless and despicable terrorists the world have ever known?


    • Kirkey says:

      You miss th point. These are nice couple and will make nice stamp for me collection. They not terrorist just in love.

      Why you mad? Maybe you does need some cocconut water and juneplum to make happy.

      I would like to meet you and talk. These gonna be nice stamp for my stamp collect.

      Take care BoBo.

    • Anonymous says:

      Whodatis, you tell it like it is!  😉

    • Mighty Blighty says:

      Hurray for the heartless and despicable terrorists! 

  6. kirkey says:

    I gotta get some of dis stamp. I real like this pair . They does seem like they in deep love. Is so nice to see. I not use the stamp to mail letter though!

    Wonder she got a sister?