Royal Mail celebrates the birth of the new royal princess with a special postmark

Royal Mail is issuing a special postmark to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. This is the first time in the company’s history that a postmark has been dedicated to a royal birth.

The new arrival, which was born on Saturday 2nd May at 08:34am at St Mary’s Hospital in west London, is the fourth in line to the throne and the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild.

Royal Mail’s postmark will appear on millions of items of mail delivered nationwide on Tuesday 5th May and will feature the copy ‘Congratulations TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter’.

Andrew Hammond, Director of Stamps & Collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “The birth of a new royal baby is a momentous occasion so we wanted to honour and celebrate it by doing something we have never done before. We are excited to share the joy with the millions of customers that use Royal Mail every day.”