For the first time in the company’s history, the Royal Mail is issuing a special postmark to celebrate the birth of the royal princess.
The new arrival, born on today (Saturday) at 08:34am at St Mary’s Hospital in west London, is the fourth in line to the throne and the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild.
Royal Mail’s new postmark will appear on millions of items of mail delivered nationwide on Tuesday, May 5, and will feature the copy ‘Congratulations TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter’.
Andrew Hammond, Director of Stamps & Collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “The birth of a new royal baby is a momentous occasion so we wanted to honour and celebrate it by doing something we have never done before. We are excited to share the joy with the millions of customers that use Royal Mail every day.”