People: Apr. 24, 2000

THE MAIL MONARCH

For too long, British subjects have had to rely on newspapers, magazines and television to bring them images of their future monarch. But shortly they will have another medium on which to glimpse his visage. To commemorate PRINCE WILLIAM's 18th birthday (June 21), the post office on the British island of Jersey will issue stamps featuring the fetching royal against a variety of backdrops. They will "show his sporting side, and the fireworks represent a celebration at his coming of age," says philatelic artist William Wall. One stamp's backdrop was supposed to show Caernarvon Castle, where William's father...

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