Millions around the world watched and celebrated as His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle wed on 19 May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. New Zealand Post was honoured to mark this special occasion with celebratory stamps.
Featuring four stunning images from the wedding day and two images celebrating the couple’s engagement, this stamp sheet was a splendid reminder of this special day. This highly anticipated event once again united nations in a celebration steeped in tradition.
Born on 15 September 1984, Prince Henry Charles Albert David, or Prince Harry as he is better known, is much admired around the world. As an unlikely successor to the throne, he has been freer to socialise, to date and to be more adventurous than his older brother. However, his wedding marks a shift in focus away from youthful adventures towards a future family.
As part of the Commonwealth of Nations, New Zealand has a proud relationship with the United Kingdom and its royal family. A royal occasion such as this is worth celebrating, and these stamps were the perfect memento of this special day, and made a wonderful collectable.
|Take a look at the commemorative coins that were also part of this issue. Click here to find out more.|
Product Listing for 2018 Royal Wedding
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|Date of issue:||21 May 2018|
|Number of stamps:||Six gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||6 x $2.70|
|Stamps designed by:||Dave Burke, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand by digital printing|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||36.95mm x 37.5mm (vertical)|
|Sheet size and format:||260mm x 170mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||Six|
|Perforation gauge:||14.4 x 14.615|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 20 May 2019.|