30 OCTOBER 2018

Royal Visit gets Kiwi stamp of approval

NZ Post is celebrating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first royal visit to New Zealand with a special tribute stamp issue, likely to be popular with collectors and royal fans both in New Zealand and around the World.

The stamps feature official photos of the royal couple’s time in New Zealand, which will see them travel to Wellington, Abel Tasman National Park, Rotorua and Auckland.

NZ Post Head of Stamps and Coins Simon Allison says following the success of the Royal Wedding stamp release earlier this year, this issue is likely to be just as in demand.

"Royal stamps are always really popular, and Harry and Meghan are two of the most popular royals. It’s great to celebrate their first trip to New Zealand together, although both have visited here before on their own.

Harry in 2015 and Meghan in 2014, on a road trip with her friends. Meghan described her time here as ‘magical’ while Harry said his trip to Aotearoa was ‘epic fun and he can’t wait to return’,” Mr Allison says.

“We know there's huge interest in this couple both here and in the UK, perhaps even more so with the news that broke on this tour that they’re expecting their first child. We sought early Palace approval of the stamp design in order to get the ‘pick of the photos’ from their tour onto the stamps and to Kiwis, and to royal fans everywhere, as quickly as possible, and while they’re still here.”

The Royal Visit 2018 stamps are available for sale online at nzpost.co.nz/royalvisit, and will be in selected Post Shops and franchise stores from Wednesday October 31.

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