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.

Products released in this issue

  • Stamp (1 x 70c)
  • Sheetlet of 10
  • Cover (blank)
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • Sheetlet pack
  • Maxicard (1)
  • PNC cover (RAM)
  • PNC cover (PM)
  • Prestige PNC (UK)
  • S/A booklet of 10 x 70c
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10 x 70c

Technical specifications

Issue date
25 August 2015
Issue withdrawal date
29 February 2016
1 x 70c
Stamp design
Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Product design
Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper - gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper - self-adhesive
Printing process
Stamp size
35mm x 35mm
Sheet layout
Sheetlet of 10
14.28 x 14.28
FDI postmark
Windsor, NSW 2756
FDI withdrawal date
23 September 2015
Sheetlet size
148mm x 210mm

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