It’s a thin line that holds UK’s Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton together. Postal stamps, released to commemorate the upcoming royal wedding on April 29, need users to split the royal couple apart if they wish to use the dual stamp as two individual stamps as it is perforated in the centre.
Interestingly, the stamp also hints that Will’s worth is more than Kate’s: Will’s stamp costs a dollar more than Kate’s. The two-in-one stamp is drawing heavy flak. Hugh Jefferies, the editor of Gibbons Stamp Monthly, UK’s best-known stamp monthly has called the stamp “embarrassing” and the separation lime between the couple “unfortunate”.
Bloggers are as amused. “The stamp certainly implies that the couple can easily be split apart. Why in the world didn’t they just make it one big stamp instead of two?,” reads a post on shoppingblog.com. “I wonder whether this is a sign of things to come?’, blogs paulinemom.
Years ago, a royal stamp with pictures of Princess Diana and Prince Charles had also faced flak as it showed the two looking in different directions.