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2018 Royal Wedding

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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.

Issue information

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.

Commemorative Coins

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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Image Title Description Price
Stamp Sheet The 2018 Royal Wedding stamp sheet featured six stamps depicting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: two from the official engagement shoot, and four specially selected images of the happy couple on their wedding day. $19.90

Technical information

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.