New royal baby stamps for Cayman

The Cayman Islands Postal Service is marking the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge with the release of four new stamps, featuring the baby and his royal parents. The stamps will go on sale at all post offices in the Cayman Islands on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Prince George was born in London on July 22 and christened last week.

The stamps consist of four values. The 20-cent stamp features Prince George and the 25-cent depicts Duchess Kate Middleton holding the baby.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, holds his son, who is third in line to the throne, in the 80-cent stamp and the $2 stamp includes the entire family – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby.

The set also includes a first day cover.

Cabinet Minister Kurt Tibbetts said he expected the new royal stamp collection to be popular among stamp collectors.

“For weeks the media speculated about the gender of the child and the expected time of birth. The Cayman Islands has now helped to commemorate the moment through this stamp issue,” Mr. Tibbetts said.

“This also gives collectors an opportunity to begin collecting stamps on HRH Prince George of Cambridge as a baby and follow him through to adulthood.”