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Thursday, 13 April, 2000, 11:37 GMT 12:37 UK
Royal male makes his stamp
Prince stamp
This stamp focuses on William's Royal destiny
Prince William is to become the latest Royal to be featured on a set of stamps.

The post office in Jersey is issuing four 75p stamps of the Prince in different settings to help mark his 18th birthday.

On one stamp he wears a skiing hat and goggles with snow-covered mountains in the background, representing his sporting passion.

The others show him with Caernarvon Castle, a firework display, and a polo match in the background.

Jersey Post said the stamps aimed "to portray the enthusiasm for life which the handsome Prince William exudes" while also showing sensitivity to his position as a member of the monarchy.

Graphic designer William Wall chose the photographs and used computer technology to create the images.

Generational appeal

"The brief I had was to design stamps which would appeal to the prince's generation," he said.

"I chose the setting of Caernarvon Castle to portray his birthright and destiny as a future King of England.

"The other settings were to show his sporting side and the fireworks represent a celebration at his coming of age."

It took Mr Wall one week to design the set of stamps, although he had difficulty finding usable photographs of William.

They go on sale from 21 June, William's birthday, and can only be used from Jersey.

They can be ordered along with a first day cover envelope and presentation pack at www.jerseypost.com. from the Jersey Post website.

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