14 Aug 2013

Special stamps for royal baby

8:52 pm on 14 August 2013

For the first time in its 170-year history, New Zealand Post is issuing stamps to celebrate a royal birth.

nz post coin for Prince George.

Photo: NZ POST

The stamps feature photos of Prince George, along with his parents Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, taken outside St Mary's Hospital in London a day after the birth on 22 July.

New Zealand Post is also issuing a limited edition one-ounce, silver-proof coin with gold plating, which features a coronet design assigned to Prince George and incorporating a stylised koru.

New Zealand Post says the Queen and the Duke and Duchess have personally approved the images.

People can pre-order the stamps, which go on sale from 11 September.

Royal stamps to celebrate Prince George's birth.

Photo: NZ POST