Post PNG releases royal wedding stamps

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The National, Friday 04th November 2011

POST PNG’s Philatelic Bureau has released a set of stamps commemorating the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The stamps feature pictures of the wedding which was telecast live on April 29.
Bureau’s manager Banian Masiboda said the royal wedding issue, released on Oct 19, was the 13th for the year.
He said there were two more issues to be released – the war relics on Nov 16 and traditional dances on Dec 1.
The 2011 annual stamp album will contain all the issues released this year.
“Don’t worry if you miss the issues. Just look out for the albums, which would certainly make a great gift idea this Christmas. They should be released in December,” he said.
Masiboda said the ro­yal wedding was unique because it featured image­s of the wedding taken on the day, unlike other postal agents who issued stamps days before the wedding.
The denominations for the issue are: 2 x K1.05, K5, K7, K14.10 Sheetlet and a K10 souvenir sheet.
The bride now referred to as the Duchess of Cambridge, was born on Jan 9, 1982 in St Andrews Bradfield, Berkshire. 
Growing up as the oldest of three children in Bucklebury, she worked as a photographer for her parents’ empire called Party Pieces. 
Prince William was born on June 21, 1982, at the St Mary’s hospital in London, the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. 
After first meeting in college, the two became engaged in October last year while on a vacation in Kenya. 
“The wedding which millions worldwide tuned into to watch at the Westminster Abbey are sure to be popular among both collectors and dealers worldwide,” he said.