Bahamas Royal Wedding stamps

The Bahamas Post Office is issuing a set of 3 stamps to mark the Royal Wedding.

The 15c value shows William and Kate in September 2008 attending the wedding of a friend in Austria together. The 50c value shows the couple in the State Rooms, St James's Palace, London just after the announcement of their engagement. Explaining the decision to use his mother's ring William said it was so she "didn't miss out on today". The 65c value shows the couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace sharing their now famous kiss as a married couple to the delight of the crowds gathered in front of the Palace.

The Post Office has also released a souvenir sheet with a $5 stamp showing the couple as they left Westminster Abbey, after the ceremony, as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The background of the souvenir sheet shows Westminster Abbey during the wedding ceremony itself.

The Bahamas has always had a very special place in the hearts of the Royal Family. As King Edward VIII became Royal Governor of The Bahamas and had a residence here after he relinquished the throne to marry the love of his life in December of 1936. Over the years members of the royal family have visited and vacationed in the Bahamas including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

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