Seeing as Canada is a Constitutional Monarchy, we celebrated the birth of Prince George as our future King in several ways here in Canada including donating $100,000 to a child-focused charity, a set of commemorative coins, lighting up National Landmarks in blue and also through the release of congratulatory postage stamps.
When I recently visited the Post Office, I couldn’t resist picking up a booklet of the stamps. The Post Office shares that the stamps would be well used on baby shower invitations or on baby announcements for children born in the same year, but I think they are also quite attractive to the Kate aficionado. Or to this one, anyway.
Fun trivia time: Did you know Canada has a city called Prince George? It’s a small town located about 9 hours north of Vancouver, British Columbia. The post offices in Prince George are able to cancel a stamp with a Prince George stamp on them as well for true collectors. Here’s how you can do it:
Canada Post spokeswoman Anick Losier says residents of the city can visit the post office and ask for the postmaster to cancel the stamp. She says collectors living outside the city can place a letter affixed with the stamp inside another letter and mail it to the postmaster at the Prince George post office, requesting the stamp be cancelled in the city. (From CBC News)
Just another of the many many ways that countries around the world are celebrating the birth of Prince George! If you are interested in purchasing some stamps of your own, they are available for sale through Canada Post.