December 14, 2017

William and Kate ‘split’ on royal wedding stamp

Wills and Kate have been split up before they are even married. What is with the lesser value for Kate?

The leader of the Pacific nation of Niue has defended stamps issued there to mark Britain’s royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The stamps have a perforated line that splits the happy smiling couple in two. Prince William’s stamp is NZ$3.40 and Kate Middleton’s is cheaper at NZ$2.40.

Niue Premier Toke Talagi admitted the stamps were “unusual” but said they showed Niue was celebrating the marriage.

The stamps are sold as a pair for $5.80 but for can be split and used seperately.

Niue, although self-governing, is in free association with New Zealand. All Niueans are New Zealand citizens and Queen Elizabeth II is their head of state. The stamps were designed and printed by New Zealand Post.

Mr Talagi said he saw nothing wrong with the stamps. “People indicated the stamps… meant the couple will separate in future. I don’t know why they would interpret it that way,” he said.

“I don’t think it means that. I think it means we’re very happy celebrating the royal marriage.”

Good on you Niue for doing something different.