I can’t wait to hear the wonderful news that there is a new addition to the Royal family. Every morning when I wake up I rush to the computer to see if anything has happened over night. My kids ask “has the Royal baby been born yet?” While I wait patiently it has given me time to (finally) display some of my Royal Family collection. Of course I have the token cups and tins but what I really love are the wedding stamps to commemorate the Royal Weddings
I actually can’t believe that I still have Princess Di and Charles stamps from 1981. It was such an exciting time being a little girl and watching the princess in her amazing clothes getting married. My mother bought me and my sister the commemorative wedding stamps and we understood how precious they were. They lived carefully in a drawer and are in perfect condition all these years later.
So of course I was thrilled when my husband bought me William and Kate’s Royal wedding stamps. Two girlfriends and I set up the local squash club and invited the community to come together in their best clothes to watch the Royal wedding. Such a special day, especially when that was the day I found out I was pregnant with my precious number three Alfred.
My mother helped add to this collection with the official invitation that my maternal grandfather was given to go to Buckingham Palace. I love everything about this invitation, the invitation holder, the embossed stamps, the wording, how it has been date stamped on the back (20 May 1939) and of course that last line “It is particularly requested that visitors will not offer any money to the servants”. Can you imagine how excited and dressed up my grandparents were when they went?
I love the end result. It sits in a black frame and will soon be hung on the wall. I also think it will be a great gift to give to my daughter who can add to it over her lifetime if she chooses to.