Friday, May 10, 2013

Health stamps 1973 - Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 1.8.1973

These two stamps were issued in the on going series on Health that New Zealand issues regularly. 

These stamps featuring Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO ADC(P) (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964) were issued on 1.8.1973. Part of the cost of the stamps in the form of a surcharge goes towards improving national health services. 

Prince Edward is the third son and fourth (and youngest) child of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession to the thrones of ten independent sovereign states known as theCommonwealth realms; however, after the births of two children each to his two elder brothers, and an evolution of the Commonwealth, Prince Edward is now seventh in line to the thrones of sixteen countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Thank you Maria for this nice FDC.

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