Jersey's Royal Wedding stamp will be released on the day of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding, April 29.

The £3.50 value shows a photograph of the couple during their wedding announcement at Clarence House in November. It was designed by Andrew Robinson, and printed by Cartor.

Jersey Post's philatelic researcher, Melanie Gouzinis, said the postal administration was prepared for the announcement: 'Like many people, we had anticipated the news of William and Catherine’s engagement some time ago. The stamp artist had already been briefed and was prepared to take on the commission as soon as the announcement was made.  We were able to produce the stamp, first day cover envelope and presentation pack within such a short space of time due to the advance preparation between ourselves, the printers and the stamp artist.'