Postal administrations and philatelic agencies too seem to believe that every new royal infant that makes its first appearance on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London in the arms of whichever royal couple has produced it should be featured, almost instantly, on a potentially profitable new (postage) stamp. Now we have the birth of yet another royal infant, this time a son to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who offers postal administrations an additional potential philatelic financial windfall since the child is half-American and therefore any stamp depicting it may sell particularly well in the very large and wealthy country which kicked out the British royal family as long ago as 1776.
We await with baited breath the first announcements of new stamp issues to commemorate this latest royal birth. In recent years there have been so many depicting the various, and increasingly numerous, children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Australia Post, always keen to make a fast buck, leading the charge. So here we go again. Which postal administrations or philatelic agencies will try to cash in on the latest royal birth?