April 26, 2017

1607, 3027 UNITED KINGDOM / AUSTRALIA - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their son, Prince George

1607 The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge
with their newborn son
a day after his birth on 22 July 2013

Posted on 24.05.2015, 26.04.2017
Duke of Cambridge is a title which has been conferred upon members of the British royal family several times. It was first used as a designation for Charles Stuart (1660-1661), the eldest son of James, Duke of York (later James II), though he was never formally created Duke of Cambridge, because he had died at the age of six months. The title became extinct several times, before being revived after a hiatus of over a hundred years in 2011, when it was bestowed upon Prince William on 29 April 2011 upon his marriage on the same day to Catherine (née Middleton; born 9 January 1982), who become Duchess of Cambridge.

3027 The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge
with Prince George at his Christening,
on 23rd of October 2013

Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982), is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and  Diana, Princess of Wales. Following his father, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as monarch of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms (including Australia). He was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. He spent parts of a gap year in Chile, Belize, and some parts of Africa.

In December 2006, he completed 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet and was commissioned in the Blues and Royals regiment. In April 2008, he qualified as a pilot by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He then underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009. His service with the British Armed Forces ended in September 2013.

Catherine grew up in Chapel Row (England), and studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. The duke and duchess have two children: Prince George (born 22 July 2013) and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (born 2 May 2015), who are respectively third and fourth in line to the British throne. Her perceived impact on British and American fashion has been called the "Kate Middleton effect" in the media, and in 2012 and 2013, she was selected as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine.

About the stamps
On the postcard 1607
Australia Post celebrated the birth of a Prince to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the release of an instant stamp sheetlet on July 29, 2013. The stamp, designed by Sonia Young, features an image of the Royal couple leaving St Mary's Hospital Paddington with their newly-born son. The associated products issued were a commemorative cover, stamp pack, maxicard and a booklet of 10 x 60c self-adhesive stamps.

On the postcard 3027
The stamp is part of the series Ancient Britain, designed by True North on January 17, 2017.
• Battersea Shield - London, England (1st class)
• Skara Brea Village - Orkney Islands, Scotland (1st class)
• Star Carr Headdress - Yorkshire, England (1.05 GBP) - It's on the postcard 3027
• Maiden Castle Hill Fort - Dorset, England (1.05 GBP)
• Avebury Stone Circles - Wiltshire, England (1.33 GBP)
• Drumbest Horns, County Antrim - Northern Ireland (1.33 GBP)
• Grime's Graves Flint Mines - Norfolk, England (1.52 GBP)
• Mold Cape - Flintshire, Wales (1.52 GBP)

This is a post for Sunday Stamps II-23, run by Violet Sky from See It On A Postcard. The theme of this week is: Royalty, from any country (but a bonus if it's Victoria). Click here to visit Violet’s blog and all the other participants.

References
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge - Wikipedia
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - Wikipedia
Prince George of Cambridge - Wikipedia

Sender 1607: Heather Massese
Sent from Perth (Western Australia), on 22.08.2013
Photo: Neil Mockford / Getty Images / 22.07.2013
Sender 3027: Lusine / arevainandzrev (postcrossing) GB-888530
Sent from London (England / United Kingdom), on 24.04.2017
Photo :Jason Bell / Camera Press London / 23.10.2013

2 comments:

  1. I wonder how long it will be for there's a stamp with Princess Charlotte?

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  2. Nice stamp, even if I'm not very fond of royalty.

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