Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Royal Couple Splits....On New Niue Stamps

The BBC reports there is a controversy on the Polynesian island of Niue over their new stamps that mark the upcoming marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The stamps, which were designed and printed by New Zealand Post, are sold as a pair but can be torn down the middle.

According to the report, "The leader of the Pacific nation of Niue has mounted a robust defence of stamps marking Britain's royal wedding which have a perforated line that splits the happy couple."

Niue Premier Toke Talagi is quoted as saying, "People indicated the stamps... meant the couple will separate in future. I don't know why they would interpret it that way. I don't think it means that. I think it means we're very happy celebrating the royal marriage."

The stamps might even draw tourists to Niue, he added, because people would want to see where they were from. 

The royal wedding takes place in London on 29 April.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM