Birth of a Princess

Release date: 25 August 2015

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.

The stamp

70c Birth of a Princess 2 May 2015

Additional Products

  • 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 Details

  • Issue date

    25 August 2015
  • FDI withdrawal

    23 September 2015
  • Denomination

    1 x 70c
  • Stamp design

    Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Product design

    Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer

  • Paper - gummed

    Tullis Russell
  • Paper - self-adhesive

  • Printing process

  • Stamp size

    35mm x 35mm
  • Sheetlet size

    148mm x 210mm
  • Perforations

    14.28 x 14.28
  • Sheet layout

    Sheetlet of 10
  • National postmark

    Windsor, NSW 2756
  • Issue withdrawal date

    29 February 2016

*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.

Philatelic team