To celebrate the upcoming visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George to New Zealand, the Royal Visit 2014 stamp issue was released by New Zealand Post.
The first royal tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a married couple is an exciting event for the Commonwealth. New Zealand Post is eager to welcome the young couple and commemorate this occasion with a special stamp issue for their April tour.
This visit marks the first royal tour by Prince William on behalf of the Queen, with the visit being Catherine's first visit to New Zealand. New Zealanders are excited for the arrival of the young royals, with over half of New Zealand having tuned in to their wedding in 2011. The two stamps depict portraits taken after Prince George's birth. The 70c stamp shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. The $2.90 stamp shows the official portrait of Prince George's christening, this picture was taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House in London. Prince George is wearing an exact replica of the baby gown worn by every baby born to the British monarchy before him since 1841. These two stamps are available with a first day cover.