Royal Stamps Split Prince William From Kate Middleton

7:52 AM, Apr 14, 2011   |    comments
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Auckland, New Zealand -- The tiny Pacific nation of Niue put a little doubt about the future of the new British royal couple-to-be when they released postage stamps that can be separated down the middle - between William and Kate, media reported on Thursday.

The stamps were made by the New Zealand Post after an order from Niue which has a population around 1500.

The stamp shows a photo of Prince William and his wife-to-be Kate Middleton next to each other, but includes a perforated line splitting them. The price of the stamp is $4.60 US ($5.80NZ.)

William's side has a price tag of $2.70 US ($3.40NZ) and Middleton's is a dollar less at $1.90 US ($2.40NZ).

"Put them together and make a a five-dollar-eighty stamp, would stay together forever," one New Zealander said.

"Well it certainly looks as they not anticipating them to be together all that long, doesn't it?" another one added.

According to media reports, Queen Elizabeth II approved the design before it went to print and Niue's officials deny any ill-suggestion, rather highlighting that the stamps celebratory value.

Niue is a constitutional monarchy with the British queen as its head of state.

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