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Monaco Post releases new stamps to mark Prince and Princess of Monaco’s tenth wedding anniversary

The Monaco Post has released three new stamps to mark the tenth wedding anniversary of the Prince and Princess of Monaco.

One stamp features Prince Albert and Princess Charlene on their wedding day, while another is a family portrait including their twins. A third photo features the Prince and Princess of Monaco on the balcony of the Princely Palace.

The set of stamps, each measuring 40 x 30 mm, honouring the royal wedding cost 6.00€.

© Office des Timbres – Principauté de Monaco

These stamps follow the new stamp release of the Princely Family in April. This postage features Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their six-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, in an official image by Eric Mathon. The size of this stamp is 4.85 x 52 mm, and it costs 2.56€.

© Office des Timbres – Principauté de Monaco

Both sets of stamps can be purchased from Office des Timbres.

Prince Albert of Monaco married South African Charlene Wittstock in a civil ceremony in the Princely Palace of Monaco’s Throne Room on 1 July 2011. A religious ceremony followed on 2 July in the courtyard of the Princely Palace. Upon her marriage, Charlene became Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco.

Albert and Charlene had twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, on 10 December 2014 at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco. Gabriella was born two minutes ahead of her brother; however, Prince Jacques is the heir to the throne because Monaco abides by male-preference cognatic primogeniture. This means that men take precedence over any sisters in the line of succession, and only those descending from the reigning monarch can be in line.

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