Sunday, September 18, 2011

Champion Freediver In Trouble with the Queen Over Stamps

Britain's Telegraph reports, "Tanya Streeter, the champion freediver, says the Queen was not happy about her appearance on a set of postage stamps."

According to celebrity news reporter Tim Walker, "Tanya Streeter, the world champion freediver, is still causing ripples with her appearance on a set of postage stamps in the Turks and Caicos Islands."

She's quoted as saying, "“I don’t think the Queen was terribly thrilled about it. There’s proper protocol that you’re supposed to follow, and I think it got rushed through without going through the Palace.”

Walker goes on to pen, "British overseas territories usually abide by the convention which prevents living people other than the Royal family being made the main subject of a stamp. Streeter, 38, who was born in the Cayman Islands."

Streeter adds, “I never thought people would be licking me on the back of the head and sticking me on an envelope.”

Shown above, Turks and Caicos Islands souvenir sheet featuring Streeter.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM