The stamps will be released on the day of the wedding, April 29
Canada Post will issue two stamps to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The stamps, one domestic and one international, show the official engagement photos.
The last time Canada issued a stamp for a Royal Wedding was in 1948, a year after the wedding of the Queen to the then Lieutenent Philip Mountbatten.
Designer Isabelle Toussaint has previously designed floral stamps for Canada Post, including last year's African Violets.
Other products available include a souvenir sheet with a view of Westminster Abbey. One hundred thousand souvenir sheets will be overprinted in gold foil with Prince William’s coat of arms. There are 800,000 souvenir sheets, with 1.1million domestic booklets printed and 200,000 international booklets.
The first place to sell the stamps will be the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, named after Queen Victoria. It will sell the stamps at 3am local time, to coincide with the time of the wedding.
'Canadian stamps document our country’s history and accomplishments, but they can also be a snapshot of an event, capturing a particular moment in time,' said Deepak Chopra, Canada Post president and CEO. 'We’re certain that millions of Canadians—as well as people beyond our borders—will enjoy sharing a piece of royal history in the form of stamps that are fit for a future king and his bride.'
Canada Post will also offer a 'Royal Wedding Keepsake Kit' that will include a souvenir sheet, a collectible postcard, and a pre-addressed postcard that Canadians can send to the Royal Couple to offer them their congratulations and best wishes.
Canada Post has created a special, temporary address where Canadians will send the postcards. The address will be:
HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton
c/o Canada Post
290411 Wedding Wishes Way, RR 1
Westminster Abbey, ON
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