October 29, 2020

CIPS to release Royal Baby stamps

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20cThe Cayman Islands Postal Service will release stamps on 31 October 2013, to commemorate the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge.

The set of four stamps captures the excitement that surrounded the birth of His Royal Highness George Alexander Louis of Cambridge on Monday, 22 July, 2013 in Paddington Hospital at 4:24 p.m.

The stamps consist of four values. The 20c stamp features Prince George and the 25c depicts Duchess Kate Middleton holding the Royal baby. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, holds his son, who is third in line to the throne, in the 80c stamp and the $2 stamp includes the entire family- the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby.  The set also includes a first day cover.

Upon the announcement of his birth, the Cayman Islands Government joined countries from around the world in sending congratulatory messages and good wishes to the Royal family.

During delivery Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was accompanied by husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.  The Duke was present for the birth and stayed with his wife and their son through the night. After Prince George was born, the first visitors were the Duchess’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton. Other visitors included first-time grandfather Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince George made his first public appearance with his parents on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The three were greeted by a barrage of admirers, cameras and news reporters from across the globe, and the applause of well-wishers.  HRH Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly delighted at the birth of her first great-grandson. She already has two great-granddaughters.

Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts praised the Cayman Islands Postal Service for issuing a stamp series featuring the Royal Baby birth.

“There is high interest amongst our collectors for stamps featuring the Royal Family and we expect this issue to be popular. For weeks the media speculated about the gender of the child and the expected time of birth. The Cayman Islands has now helped to commemorate the moment through this stamp issue.

“This also gives collectors an opportunity to begin collecting stamps on HRH Prince George of Cambridge as a baby and follow him through to adulthood,” the Minister said.

The Royal baby stamps go on sale on 31 October 2013 at all post offices in the Cayman Islands. For more information, please contact Philatelic Manager Karen McField at 946-4757 or visit the Philatelic Bureau at the Seven Mile Beach Post Office.

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The 20₵ stamp features Prince George

The 25₵ depicts Duchess Kate Middleton holding the Royal baby.

The 80₵ Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, holds his son, who is third in line to the throne.

The $2 stamp includes the entire family- the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby.

20c25c80c$2

 

 

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