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Australian stamp marks birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Australian stamp marks birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on 2 May 2015 at 8.34 BST in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.

The second child and only daughter of Their Royal Highnesses Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and William, Duke of Cambridge.

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.

In the evening of the following day, landmarks such as Tower Bridge, London Eye, and the Trafalgar Square fountains in London and the Peace Tower in Ottawa, Ontario, were illuminated pink to mark the princess’s birth.

Australian stamp marks birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
© Stamp Design Australia Post

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.

Princess Charlotte was christened on 5 July at the St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Title: Birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Date of Issue: 25 August 2015
Country: Australia
Denominations: 70c

Source: Australian post

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