Royal Visit 2014

 The Royal Visit 2014 stamp issue was produced to celebrate the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George to New Zealand. 

Issue information

The Duke of Cambridge first visited New Zealand when he was just nine months old, with his parents Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Nearly thirty years later, Prince William returned for a royal visit to New Zealand with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George of Cambridge.

New Zealand has had a long and proud relationship with the United Kingdom and the Royal family, with Her Majesty the Queen having visited ten times in her 60-year reign. The first royal tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a married couple was an exciting event for the Commonwealth. Significantly, this was the first time that Catherine and Prince George of Cambridge visited New Zealand. New Zealanders were excited for the arrival of the young royals, with over half of New Zealand having tuned in to their wedding in 2011.

New Zealand Post was eager to welcome the young couple and commemorate this occasion with a special stamp issue for their April tour. We were pleased to release this issue with the official sign off from Her Majesty the Queen. The two stamps depicted portraits taken after Prince George’s birth.

First Day Cover

You could commemorate the royal visit with a unique collectable. The two stamps were displayed alongside an enlarged picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George in Bucklebury. 

Commemorative Coins

Take a look at the commemorative coins that were also part of this issue. Click here to find out more.
 

Product Listing for Royal Visit 2014

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 70c 'Duke, Duchess and Prince George in Bucklebury' gummed stamp.

 The 70c stamp showed 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.

$0.70
Single Stamp

Single $2.40 'Christening of Prince George' gummed stamp.

The $2.40 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. 

$2.40
First Day Cover First day cover with two gummed stamps affixed. $3.60

Technical information

Date of issue: 7 April 2014
Number of stamps: Two gummed stamps
Denominations: 70c, $2.40
Stamps and first day cover designed by: Stamps and Collectables, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 37.5mm x 52mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor coated gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until  6 April 2015.