In celebration of The Royal Birth

Products in this Issue

Miniature Sheet A small sheet containing one stamp set against an illustrated background. This sheet contains a picture of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge standing outside the hospital with HRH The Prince of Cambr..

Price £3.00

First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £4.20

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

Price £3.90

Description

Following the birth of the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 22 July 2013, Kensington Palace released a statement two days later which said: - "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis.  The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge."

After his grandfather, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his father, Prince George is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

He could choose to become King George VII when he eventually takes the throne.  This would follow a long tradition dating back to German-born George I, the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain, who acceded to the throne in 1714.

The last was the Queen's father George VI who died in 1952 but was known to his family as Bertie.  He was christened Albert but monarchs are allowed to choose a name under which to rule.  He chose George in honour of his father, George V.  It is widely thought that it was also to create the impression of stability after the scandal caused by the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII.

Specification

Date of Issue 24 September 2013
Designer Bridget Yabsley
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values £3
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 40mm deep x 32mm wide
Sheet Size 55mm deep x 110mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked / PVA Adhesive
Perforation 13.3
Cylinder A