Thursday, September 06, 2007

Princess Diana and Mother Teresa on stamp together

The UK's reports that, "Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Diana, Princess of Wales, two of the most iconic figures of the late 20th century, are depicted together on a special postage stamp issued to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their deaths in 1997. "

"The death of Mother Teresa in Calcutta on Sept. 5, at the age of 87, was overshadowed by that of Princess Diana who was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris a week earlier on August 31, aged 36. "

The 50p stamp was released on Aug. 31 by Ascension Island, a United Kingdom Overseas Territory in the mid South Atlantic.

"Produced in sheetlets of eight, the stamp depicts a photograph of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana taken when they first met in February 1992, at Mother Teresa's convent in Rome. Their final meeting took place in June 1997, when they met privately as Princess Diana left the Missionaries of Charity house in the Bronx," writes Peter Jennings of The Times.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM