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Friday, August 28, 2015

Australia 2015
Birth of a Princess






Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born at 8.34 BST on 2 May 2015. The second child of Their Royal Highnesses Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and William, Duke of Cambridge, the baby princess was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, London and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces (3.71 kilograms).

Her birth was announced by a town crier outside the hospital, and later that day, according to tradition, two footmen placed the official declaration of the birth on an easel outside Buckingham Palace. The baby was shown to the public outside the hospital 10 hours after she was born. Two days later, she was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, in honour of both her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and late grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the British throne, after her brother, father and grandfather. This follows the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 , which was brought into force 26 March 2015. The introduction of the Act replaced male primogeniture with absolute primogeniture, meaning that the little girl cannot be displaced by any succeeding brothers.

Princess Charlotte was christened on 5 July at the St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.


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FIRST DAY GUMMED STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 1.00$




BOOKLET 10 X 0.70$

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.00$





SHEETLET 10 X 0.70$

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.00$




MAXICARD

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 1.80$



STAMP AND PERTH MINT COIN COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 15.95$






STAMP AND PERTH MINT COIN COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 15.95$






ISSUE DATE: 25 August 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 28 February 2016
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 23 September 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 1 x 70c
STAMP DESIGN: Jo Muré
PRODUCT DESIGN: Jo Muré
PRINTER: EGO
PAPER: Gummed (Tullis Russell) / B100 (self-adhesive)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 35mm x 35mm
PERFORATIONS: 14.28 x 14.28
SHEETLET SIZE: 148mm x 210mm
SHEET LAYOUT: Sheetlet of 10
FDI POSTMARK: Windsor NSW 2756