Fancy having Tea with Royalty?

Even before our 55th Merdeka celebration, another exciting event in both Philately and distingushed visitors to Malaysia will be taking place in September.

Prince William and Kate Middleton (Duke and Duchess of Cambrige) will be visiting Malaysia as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations! This is supposed to take place from 13 – 15 September 2012. On top of this, Malaysians are being offered a chance to have tea with the Royal Couple in the nationwide Ultimate Royal Tea Party Competition organised by the Malaysia’s British High Commission.

For Philatelists, Pos Malaysia is planning a commemorative issue on 13 September 2012. Already SODA account holders are topping up and increasing their orders. I am looking forward to the Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu cancellations (2 prominent locations in the itinerary). If any further details becomes available, I might search for that location.

For those of you who might be interested, Tuvalu has announced a special issue as well. I am looking out for similar announcements from Singapore and Solomon Islands.

Stay tuned!