The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to New Zealand will be commemorated with special stamps and a limited edition coin.
New Zealand Post will release two stamps, one which features the portrait taken by Kate’s father of the royal couple with their son Prince George at the Middleton family home and the second being the official christening portrait, taken in October by Jason Bell.
Also, to mark the visit, a limited edition 1oz silver proof legal coin with William, Kate and George in colour against the backdrop of Government House in Wellington, will be released.Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess’s itinerary for the upcoming tour was released, and it was also confirmed Prince George will be joining the couple.
George, who will be nearly nine months old will travel down under with his parents after the Queen granted special permission for him and his father, William, to travel together as royal protocol normally dictates two heirs cannot fly together.
The royal trio will arrive in New Zealand on April 7th, where they will stay for ten days before travelling onto Australia on the 16th for the second leg of their spring tour.
Speaking about the tour, the couple’s private secretary, Miguel Head, explained: “The Duke has no doubt that his wife will fall in love with New Zealand and Australia every bit as much as he did, some years ago.”